Definition of “iodine” - English Dictionary


(Definition of “iodine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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iodinenoun [ U ]

us /ˈɑɪ·əˌdɑɪn, -ˌdin, -dən/

chemistry, biology a chemical element found in small amounts in sea water, and used in medicine, photography, and as a dye (= substance for changing something's color) to discover whether there is starch (= substance found in plants) in cells

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