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- 1. iodine, iodin, I, atomic number 53, chemical element, element, halogen
- usage: 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)
- 2. tincture of iodine, iodine, tincture, antiseptic
- usage: a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic
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