Definition of Osmium tetroxide

1. Noun. (chemistry) An oxide of the metal osmium, OsO4; it is very poisonous, has a pungent smell and can cause blindness; it is a powerful oxidizing agent, and is used to stain biological materials. ¹



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Medical Definition of Osmium tetroxide

1. Used as a post fixative/stain in electron microscopy. Membranes in particular are osmiophilic, i.e. Bind osmium tetroxide. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osmium Tetroxide

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osmium compounds
osmium tetroxide (current term)
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