Definition of periodic acid
: any of the strongly oxidizing acids (as H5IO6 or HIO4) that are the most highly oxidized acids of iodine
Origin of periodic acid
International Scientific Vocabulary per- + iodic
First Known Use: 1836
Medical Definition of periodic acid
: any of the strongly oxidizing iodine-containing acids (as H5IO6 or HIO4)
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