a pale-yellow, water-insoluble solid, AgI, which darkens on exposure to light: used chiefly in medicine, photography, and artificial rainmaking.
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Origin of silver iodide
First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for silver iodide
a yellow insoluble powder that darkens on exposure to light: used in photography and artificial rainmaking. Formula: AgI
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Medicine definitions for silver iodide
A pale yellow, odorless, tasteless powder that darkens when exposed to light and that is used as an antiseptic.
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Science definitions for silver iodide
A pale-yellow, odorless powder that darkens when it is exposed to light. It is used in photography, as an antiseptic in medicine, and in cloud seeding. Chemical formula: AgI.
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