hydriodic acid

noun

hy·​dri·​od·​ic acid ˌhī-drē-ˈä-dik- How to pronounce hydriodic acid (audio)
: an aqueous solution of hydrogen iodide HI that is a strong acid and a strong reducing agent

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary hydr- + iodic acid

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hydriodic acid was in 1816

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“Hydriodic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydriodic%20acid. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

hydriodic acid

noun
hy·​dri·​od·​ic acid ˌhī-drē-ˌäd-ik- How to pronounce hydriodic acid (audio)
: an aqueous solution of hydrogen iodide that is a strong acid resembling hydrochloric acid chemically and that is also a strong reducing agent

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