Definitions for "osmium"
A rare metallic element of the platinum group with atomic number 76. It is found native as an alloy in platinum ore, and in iridosmine. It is a hard, infusible, bluish or grayish white metal, and the heaviest substance known. Its tetroxide is used in histological experiments to stain tissues. Symbol Os. Atomic weight 190.2. Specific gravity 22.477.
A chemical element with atomic number 76. Osmium was discovered in 1803 by Charles Tennant while conducting experiments on crude platinum and aqua regina. The name osmium is derived from osme, Greek for an odd smell. Symbol: Os. Related to transition metals.
A hard, white metallic element of the platinum group; possibly the heaviest element known.
The 1970 debut album by the funk band Parliament, led by George Clinton. The album has a sound that is much more related to Funkadelic then other Parliament releases.