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[oz-mee-uh s] /ˈɒz mi əs/

adjective, Chemistry.
of or containing in its lower valences.
another word for osmous


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  • Osmo-

    1. a combining form representing osmosis, in compound words: osmoregulation. osmo- 1 or osm- pref. Smell; odor: osmidrosis. osmo- 2 or osm- pref. Osmosis: osmolarity.

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