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Meaning of periodic acid

per'i•od'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (pûr'ī-od'ik, pûr"-), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. any of a series of acids derived from IO by the addition of water molecules, as HIO or HIO.
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