potassium iodide

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potassium iodide

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A white crystalline compound, KI, used in photography and medicine, as an analytical reagent, and in table salt as a source of dietary iodine.
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Noun1.potassium iodide - a crystalline salt in organic synthesis and in making photographic emulsions and in iodized table salt
iodide - a salt or ester of hydriodic acid
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