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osmic acid

Pronunciation: oz'mik as'id

Definition: a volatile caustic and strong oxidizing agent; colorless crystals, poorly soluble in water, but soluble in organic solvents; the aqueous solution is a fat and myelin stain and a general fixative for electron microscopy.

Synonym(s): osmium tetroxide

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