Share this entry

Share this page

periodic acid

Line breaks: peri|od¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌpəːrʌɪˈɒdɪk
 
/

Definition of periodic acid in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A hygroscopic solid acid with strong oxidizing properties.
Example sentences
  • Semi-thin sections were incubated first with periodic acid for 8 min, rinsed in distilled water and then treated in the dark with Schiff reagent for 15 min to reveal carbohydrates.
  • We also note that atherinomorphs have periodic acid Schiff-positive yolk, but the phylogenetic significance of this observation remains to be determined with further surveys.

Origin

mid 19th century: from per- (sense 2) + iodic acid.

Definition of periodic acid in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Top searches

= trending
Word of the day vicarious
Pronunciation: vəˈkerēəs
adjective
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…