iodate

noun
io·date | \ˈī-ə-ˌdāt, -dət\

Definition of iodate 

: a salt containing the IO3 ion

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As salt is cleaned and packaged, potassium iodate may be sprayed on it, normally at a cost of only a dollar or two per ton. Donald G. Mcneil Jr., New York Times, "How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia," 15 May 2017 Raw iodine prices remained high for two years, forcing the Indian companies that make potassium iodate to plead for donor help. Donald G. Mcneil Jr., New York Times, "How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of iodate

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iodate

borrowed from French, from iode "iodine" + -ate -ate entry 1 — more at iodine

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Ioannina

IOC

iod-

iodate

iodhydrin

iodic anhydride

iodide

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The first known use of iodate was in 1826

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iodate

noun
io·date | \ˈī-ə-ˌdāt, -əd-ət \

Medical Definition of iodate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a salt of iodic acid

io·date | \ˈī-ə-ˌdāt \
iodated; iodating

Medical Definition of iodate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to impregnate or treat with iodine

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