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potas'sium i'odide



Chem., Pharm.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, KI, having a bitter saline taste: used chiefly in the manufacture of photographic emulsions, as a laboratory reagent, in the preparation of Gram's solution for biological staining, and in medicine as an expectorant and to treat thyroid conditions.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

potassium hydroxidepotassium myronate
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