osmium tetroxide

a crystalline or amorphous, colorless, poisonous compound, OsO4, soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used for microscopic staining, in photography, and as a catalyst in organic synthesis. Also called osmic acid.

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  • osmium tetroxide — osmic acid a colourless or faintly yellowish compound used to stain fats or as a fixative in the preparation of tissues for microscopical study. Osmium tetroxide evaporates readily, the vapour having a toxic action on the eyes, skin, and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • osmium tetroxide — noun Date: 1869 a crystalline compound OsO4 that is an oxide of osmium, has a poisonous irritating vapor, and is used as a catalyst, oxidizing agent, and biological fixative and stain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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