osmium tetroxide

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osmium tetroxide

n.
A volatile poisonous pale yellow solid, OsO4, with a pungent smell, used as an oxidizing agent and in solution to stain and fix biological material, especially lipids. Also called osmic acid.

osmium tetroxide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a yellowish poisonous water-soluble crystalline substance with a penetrating odour, used as a reagent and catalyst in organic synthesis. Formula: OsO4