io·​dide | \ ˈī-ə-ˌdīd How to pronounce iodide (audio) \

Definition of iodide

: a salt of hydriodic acid also : the monovalent anion I of such a salt

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In addition, the California Department of Public Health will start scanning Parcel A using using sodium iodide detectors — a method that some environmentalists have said wouldn’t accurately determine the safety of the environment. J.k. Dineen,, "Building paused as questions linger over contamination at SF’s Hunters Point," 28 June 2018 Combine three teaspoons of pickling or canning salt (containing no iodide, anti-caking agents, or preservatives—these can irritate your nasal lining) and one teaspoon of baking soda, then store this mixture in an airtight container. Korin Miller, SELF, "9 Allergy Remedies Allergists Actually Use," 1 Mar. 2018 Potassium-iodide pills, which were available in some shelters, provided protection; elsewhere people drank bottled water, or as little water as possible. Nan Randall, The Atlantic, "'Charlottesville': A Government-Commissioned Story About Nuclear War," 25 Jan. 2018 Perovskites, or crystalline structures, are a new type of solar cell, made of common elements such as methylammonium lead iodide. Molly A. Seltzer, Smithsonian, "These New Solar Cells Are Modeled After a Fly’s Eye," 18 Sep. 2017 After preliminary measurements are completed, the physicists plan to install a low-temperature cesium iodide detector to search for dark matter. Pallava Bagla, Science | AAAS, "India joins hunt for dark matter," 31 Aug. 2017 South Carolina recently received more than 1.2 million adult doses of potassium iodide pills, for distribution within 10 miles of five nuclear power plants, including the Catawba Nuclear Station. John Marks, charlotteobserver, "It’s a pill no one wants to use. But in parts of York County, it could be important.," 22 Aug. 2017 The research team handled this by making a detector with cesium iodide, two relatively heavy elements. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "After 43 years, gentle touch of a neutrino is finally observed," 3 Aug. 2017 Adding to the problem, the release of radioactive iodine from the Fukushima nuclear reactor set off panic buying of protective potassium iodide pills, especially in the western United States. 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 iodide

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iodide

iod(ine) + -ide

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io·​dide | \ ˈī-ə-ˌdīd How to pronounce iodide (audio) \

Medical Definition of iodide

: a salt of hydriodic acid also : the monovalent anion I of such a salt

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