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silver iodide

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noun Chemistry.
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

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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Scientific 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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