silver iodide


noun Chemistry.

a pale-yellow, water-insoluble solid, AgI, which darkens on exposure to light: used chiefly in medicine, photography, and artificial rainmaking.

Nearby words

  1. silver goal,
  2. silver gray,
  3. silver hake,
  4. silver halide,
  5. silver iodate,
  6. silver jenny,
  7. silver jubilee,
  8. silver leaf,
  9. silver lining,
  10. silver maple

Origin of silver iodide

First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for silver iodide

silver iodide

noun

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

silver iodide

n.

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

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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