Meaning of OSMIUM in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈäz-mē-əm ]


Etymology: New Latin, from Greek osmē 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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