Definition of iodide in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈīəˌdīd/


A compound of iodine with another element or group, especially a salt of the anion I.
Example sentences
  • About two-thirds of all iodine and iodides produced are used to kill disease-causing organisms, either in sanitation systems or in the manufacture of various antiseptics and drugs.
  • The cell possesses an iodide ‘pump’ which enables it to accumulate iodide internally, so that it can achieve a concentration twenty to a hundred-fold higher than that in the circulating blood.
  • The most common ingredients prescribed were iodides, organic nitrites, stramonium, belladonna, atropine, hyoscyamus, tobacco smoke, and menthol.

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Syllabification: i·o·dide

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