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povidone-iodine vs. iodine
[ poh-vi-dohn-ahy-uh-dahyn, -din ]
- a complex of iodine and polyvinylpyrrolidone that has broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity: used as an antiseptic.
[ ahy-uh-dahyn, -din; in Chemistry also ahy-uh-deen ]
- a nonmetallic halogen element occurring at ordinary temperatures as a grayish-black crystalline solid that sublimes to a dense violet vapor when heated: used in medicine as an antiseptic. Symbol: I; atomic weight: 126.904; atomic number: 53; specific gravity: (solid) 4.93 at 20°C.