Lugol's solution

noun

Lu·​gol's solution lü-ˈgȯlz- How to pronounce Lugol's solution (audio)
: any of several deep brown solutions of iodine and potassium iodide in water or alcohol that are used in medicine (as for the internal administration of iodine) and as microscopic stains

called also Lugol's iodine, Lugol's iodine solution

Dictionary Entries Near Lugol's solution

Cite this Entry

“Lugol's solution.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Lugol%27s%20solution. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY