[ih-rid-ik, ahy-rid-] /ɪˈrɪd ɪk, aɪˈrɪd-/
of or containing iridium, especially in the tetravalent state.
of or containing iridium, esp in the tetravalent state
of or relating to the iris of the eye
iridic i·rid·ic (ĭ-rĭd’ĭk, ī-rĭd’-)
Of or relating to the iris.
[ih-rid-ee-uh m, ahy-rid-] /ɪˈrɪd i əm, aɪˈrɪd-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a precious metallic element resembling platinum: used in platinum alloys and for the points of gold pens. Symbol: Ir; atomic weight: 192.2; atomic number: 77; specific gravity: 22.4 at 20°C. /aɪˈrɪdɪəm; ɪˈrɪd-/ noun 1. a very hard inert yellowish-white transition element that is the most […]
iridesis i·rid·e·sis (ĭ-rĭd’ĭ-sĭs, ī’rĭ-dē’sĭs) n. Ligature of a portion of the iris brought out through an incision in the cornea. Also called iridodesis.
[ir-i-dahyz, ahy-ri-] /ˈɪr ɪˌdaɪz, ˈaɪ rɪ-/ verb (used with object), iridized, iridizing. 1. to cover with iridium.
1. a combining form of Latin origin used, with the meanings “rainbow,” “iridescent,” “iris (of the eye),” “Iris (the genus),” and “iridium,” in the formation of compound words: iridopupillary; iridosmine; iridotomy. combining form 1. denoting the iris of the eye or the genus of plants: iridaceous 2. denoting a rainbow: iridescent irido- or irid- pref. […]