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iodine (n.)

non-metallic element, 1814, formed by English chemist Sir Humphry Davy from French iode "iodine," which was coined 1812 by French chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac from Greek ioeides "violet-colored" (from ion "the violet; dark blue flower;" see violet) + eidos "appearance" (see -oid).

Davy added the chemical suffix -ine (2) to make it analogous with chlorine and fluorine. So called from the color of the vapor given off when the crystals are heated.

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Definitions of iodine from WordNet

iodine (n.)
a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic;
Synonyms: tincture of iodine
iodine (n.)
a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks);
Synonyms: iodin / i / atomic number "
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