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os·mic 1

Relating to or containing osmium, especially in a compound with a valence of 4 or a valence higher than that in a comparable osmous compound.

os·mic 2

Of or relating to odors or the sense of smell.

[Greek osmē, smell + -ic.]

os′mi·cal·ly adv.


(Chemistry) of or containing osmium in a high valence state, esp the tetravalent state
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In brief, the collected Spirulina platensis were fixed with glutaraldehyde and osmic acid first, subsequently treated with a colloidal Pd-Sn catalyst, followed by accelerating the catalyst with solution containing 30 g/l NaH2PO2-2H2O for a few minutes at room temperature.
For transmission electron microscopy (TEM) the glutaraldehyde-fixed gills were washed with phosphate buffer, postfixed in 2% osmic acid in phosphate buffer, dehydrated in graded ethanols and embedded in Spurr resin.
The peptic ulcer tissue was fixed in 4% paraformaldehyde and 1% osmic acid fixatives for electron microscopy.
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subamylacea (lodged at NIAST) was fixed with Karnovsky's fixative and osmic acid, and sputter coated with gold.