Definition of IODINE

noun : IODINE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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) ;

  • 2. (

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

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