Meaning of OSMIUM in English


Pronunciation: ' äz-m ē - ə m

Function: noun

Etymology: New Latin, from Greek osm ē odor

Date: 1804

: a blue-gray or blue-black hard brittle very heavy polyvalent metallic element with a high melting point that is used especially as a catalyst and in hard alloys ― see ELEMENT table

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