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[mass noun] A solution of osmium tetroxide.
- ‘Small pieces of tissue are immersed in 2 per cent osmic acid for 8 to 16 days.’
- ‘The bacilli were stained by osmic acid and not dissolved by potash tye.’
Mid 19th century: osmic from osmium + -ic.
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