Definition of "iodide" []

  • A compound of iodine with a more electropositive element or group. (noun)
  • A salt of hydriodic acid, containing the iodide ion, I– (noun)

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  • A compound containing an iodine atom, such as methyl iodide, CH3I (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "iodide" in a sentence
  • "“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."