osmium etymology

English word osmium comes from Ancient Greek ὀσμή, English -ium

Detailed word origin of osmium

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ὀσμή Ancient Greek (grc)
-ium English (eng) (by extension, humorous) Appended to common words to create scientific-sounding or humorous-sounding fictional substance names.. (chemistry) Used to form the names of metal elements, after the style of early-named elements, as well as the isotopes of hydrogen.. (chemistry) Used to form the temporary systematic element name of a metallic or nonmetallic element which is postulated to exist, or [...]
osmium English (eng) (countable) A single atom of this element.. A heavy metallic chemical element (symbol Os) with an atomic number of 76.

Words with the same origin as osmium

Descendants of ὀσμή
anosmia crocosmia eka-osmium iridosmine osmanthus osmate osmeterium osmiate osmic osmio- osmiochloride osmiophilicity osmium tetraoxide osmous phantosmia
Descendants of -ium
potassium radioactive titanic