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Medical Term:

iodine 127

Pronunciation: i'o-din

Definition: Stable, nonradioactive iodine, the most abundant iodide isotope found in nature; dietary deficiency causes simple goiter; used to block thyroid uptake of radioactive iodine released from nuclear accidents.

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