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iodine

noun

1 iodine

A nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks).

synonyms: atomic number 53, I, iodin.

Dutch: jodium, jood
Polish: I, jod



2 iodine

A tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic.

synonym: tincture of iodine.

Dutch: jodiumtinctuur
Polish: jodyna, nalewka jodowa


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