a colorless gas, HI, having a suffocating odor: the anhydride of hydriodic acid.
Origin of hydrogen iodide
First recorded in 1895–1900
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a colourless poisonous corrosive gas obtained by a catalysed reaction between hydrogen and iodine vapour: used in making iodides. Formula: HI
an aqueous solution of this gas; hydriodic acid
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