from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A compound of iodine with a more electropositive element or group.
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- n. A binary compound of iodine and another element or radical.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A binary compound of iodine, or one which may be regarded as binary, in which iodine has a valence of -1.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound of iodine with an element more electropositive than itself: thus, sodium iodide, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a salt or ester of hydriodic acid
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“Potassium iodide is a possible teratogen (causing fetal goiter).”
The pills—containing inexpensive potassium iodide, which is the substance used to iodize common table salt—can prevent thyroid cancer by saturating the thyroid gland with a harmless type of iodine, keeping it from absorbing radioactive iodine that might be inhaled or ingested after a radiation release.
The pesticide methyl iodide, which is a known neurotoxin nerve poison, will now be legal to fumigate onto California strawberry fields.
GOLDSTEIN: Well, perchlorate inhibits your take-up of iodide, which is a form of iodine, which is necessary to make thyroid hormone.
Now, what you have in the glass it called nitrogen tri-iodide, which is very sensitive to touch.
But caution from doctors like Braunstein has not stopped L.A. residents from swamping pharmacies with requests for potassium iodide, which is available over the counter, usually in pill form.
Exposure to perchlorate has been shown to reduce thyroid hormone production and inhibit the uptake of iodide, which is required for healthy function of the thyroid gland.
The vapor of iodine coming in contact with the silver surface, forms an iodide which is peculiarly sensitive to light.
This just-in-case mentality helps explain why shoppers as far away from Japan as Plano, Texas, were reportedly stocking up on potassium iodide against the threat of radiation.
Mad runs on potassium iodide in Japan and even here.