potassium iodide etymology

English word potassium iodide comes from English iodide, English potassium

Detailed word origin of potassium iodide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
iodide English (eng) (inorganic chemistry) A binary compound of iodine and another element or radical.
potassium English (eng) (countable) A single atom of this element.. A soft, waxy, silvery reactive metal that is never found unbound in nature; an element (symbol K) with an atomic number of 19 and atomic weight of 39.0983. The symbol is derived from the Latin kalium.
potassium iodide English (eng) (chemistry) a salt, KI, formally derived from potassium hydroxide and hydriodic acid, used as an analytical reagent, in organic synthesis, and in the preparation of photosensitive emulsions and as a radioprotector to protect the thyroid.

Words with the same origin as potassium iodide

Descendants of iodide
Descendants of potassium
potassamide potassic