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tincture of iodine

Definitions of tincture of iodine
  1. noun
    a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic
    synonyms: iodine
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    antiseptic
    a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
    tincture
    (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
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