triiodide etymology

English word triiodide comes from English tri-, English iodide

Detailed word origin of triiodide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- English (eng) (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements. Three.
iodide English (eng) (inorganic chemistry) A binary compound of iodine and another element or radical.
triiodide English (eng) (chemistry) Any compound containing a I3- moiety consisting of three iodine atoms in a more or less linear configuration.. (chemistry) Any iodide of a trivalent element that contains three I- ions.

Words with the same origin as triiodide

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlete triathlon tributyrin tricorder tricuspid tridermic triester trifecta trifunctional trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trilobite trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong