Definición de iodine en inglés:


Silabificación: i·o·dine
Pronunciación: /ˈīəˌdīn


  • 1The chemical element of atomic number 53, a nonmetallic element forming black crystals and a violet vapor. (Symbol: I)
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    • The halogens are a group of chemical elements that includes fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine.
    • The chemical element iodine is a major component of thyroid hormones.
    • These can be found through the detection of gases such as sulphur dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, and vapours of mercury, iodine, and radon.
  • 1.1A solution of iodine in alcohol, used as a mild antiseptic.
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    • Identify landmarks and prepare the insertion site with iodine or alcohol solution.
    • An iodophor/alcohol prep combines the benefits of iodine and alcohol in a water insoluble film.
    • Apply ethanol, tincture or aqueous solution of iodine, if available.

A member of the halogen group, iodine occurs chiefly as salts in seawater and brines. As a constituent of thyroid hormones, it is required in small amounts in the body, and deficiency can lead to goiter


early 19th century: from French iode (from Greek iōdēs 'violet-colored', from ion 'violet' + -eidēs 'like') + -ine4.

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