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Meaning & Definition of Iodine in English

English

Iodine

/aɪədaɪn/

noun

1. 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)
    synonym:
  • iodine
  • ,
  • iodin
  • ,
  • I
  • ,
  • atomic number 53

2. A tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol

  • Applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic
    synonym:
  • tincture of iodine
  • ,
  • iodine

Examples of using

The doctor painted Tom's throat with iodine.
Fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine are halogens.