Dictionary.com

iodism

[ ahy-uh-diz-uhm ]
/ ˈaɪ əˌdɪz əm /
Save This Word!

noun Pathology.
poisoning caused by sensitivity to or overuse of iodine or its compounds.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of iodism

First recorded in 1825–35; iod- + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use iodism in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for iodism

iodism
/ (ˈaɪəˌdɪzəm) /

noun
poisoning induced by ingestion of iodine or its compounds
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for iodism

iodism
[ īə-dĭz′əm ]

n.
Poisoning by iodine, characterized by severe coryza, an acneform eruption, weakness, salivation, and foul breath.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK