periodic acid

[pur-ahy-od-ik, pur-]

Origin of periodic acid

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for periodic acid

periodic acid

noun
  1. any of various oxyacids of iodine containing a greater proportion of oxygen than iodic acid and differing from each other in water content, esp either of the crystalline compounds HIO 4 (metaperiodic acid) and H 5 IO 6 (paraperiodic acid)

Word Origin for periodic acid

C19: from per- + iodic
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periodic acid in Medicine

periodic acid

[pûr′ī-ŏdĭk]
n.
  1. A white, crystalline inorganic acid that contains iodine and is used as an oxidizer.
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