potassium iodide

potassium iodide
noun
a crystalline salt in organic synthesis and in making photographic emulsions and in iodized table salt
Hypernyms: ↑iodide

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noun
: a crystalline salt KI that is very soluble in water and is used chiefly in making photographic emulsions, in organic synthesis, in medicine (as in Lugol's solution), and in iodized table salt

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Chem., Pharm.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, KI, having a bitter saline taste: used chiefly in the manufacture of photographic emulsions, as a laboratory reagent, in the preparation of Gram's solution for biological staining, and in medicine as an expectorant and to treat thyroid conditions.

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potassium iodide noun
A crystalline solid used in photography, also added to table salt to prevent iodine deficiency
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Main Entry:potassium

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potassium iodide,
a colorless or white, crystalline compound, used in manufacturing photographic emulsions, as an additive in iodized table salt, and in medicine as an expectorant. Formula: Kl

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