periodic acid

noun

per·​iod·​ic acid ˌpər-(ˌ)ī-ˈä-dik- How to pronounce periodic acid (audio)
: any of the strongly oxidizing acids (such as H5IO6 or HIO4) that are the most highly oxidized acids of iodine

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary per- + iodic

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of periodic acid was in 1836

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“Periodic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/periodic%20acid. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

periodic acid

noun
per·​iod·​ic acid ˌpər-(ˌ)ī-ˌäd-ik- How to pronounce periodic acid (audio)
: any of the strongly oxidizing iodine-containing acids (as H5IO6 or HIO4)
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