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Medical Term:

periodic acid

Pronunciation: per'e-o'dik as'id


  1. HIO4, but existing in solution, usually in hydrated form; used in carbohydrate detection and analysis.
  2. Any of several iodic(VII) acids formed by the combination of iodine heptoxide, I2O7, with water.

Synonym(s): metaperiodic acid

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