noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology.
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.
potassium iodide n.
A white crystalline compound used as an analytical reagent.
A white crystalline compound used in photography and medicine and as a reagent in chemical analysis. It is also added to table salt to prevent goiter and other iodide-deficiency disorders. Chemical formula: KI.
[mon-uh-fos-feyt] /ˌmɒn əˈfɒs feɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. See under . noun, Chemistry. 1. any of the three orthophosphates of potassium ((potassium monophosphate) (K 2 HPO 4), (potassium diphosphate) (KH 2 PO 4), and (tripotassium phosphate) (K 3 PO 4) )
[mahy-ruh-neyt] /ˈmaɪ rəˌneɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. .
noun, Chemistry. 1. a crystalline compound, KNO 3 , produced by nitrification in soil, and used in gunpowders, fertilizers, and preservatives; saltpeter; niter. noun 1. a colourless or white crystalline compound used in gunpowders, pyrotechnics, fertilizers, and as a preservative for foods, esp as a curing salt for ham, sausages, etc (E252). Formula: KNO3 Also […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, K 2 C 2 O 4 ⋅H 2 O, used chiefly as a bleaching agent and in medical tests as an anticoagulant.