silver iodide Word Origin noun Chemistry.
- a pale-yellow, water-insoluble solid, AgI, which darkens on exposure to light: used chiefly in medicine, photography, and artificial rainmaking.
Origin of silver iodide First recorded in 1905–10 British Dictionary definitions for silver iodide silver iodide noun
- a yellow insoluble powder that darkens on exposure to light: used in photography and artificial rainmaking. Formula: AgI
silver iodide in Medicine silver iodide n.
- A pale yellow, odorless, tasteless powder that darkens when exposed to light and that is used as an antiseptic.
silver iodide in Science silver iodide
- A pale-yellow, odorless powder that darkens when it is exposed to light. It is used in photography, as an antiseptic in medicine, and in cloud seeding. Chemical formula: AgI.