Definition of iodination in US English:

iodination

noun

Chemistry
  • See iodinate

    • ‘Thyroideal cells are exposed to endogenous H202 that acts as a cofactor for the iodination of thyroxin precursors.’
    • ‘Fortunately, in most countries, lack of dietary iodine has been combated by iodination of common salt.’
    • ‘The recognition of goitre as a national problem led to the development of effective counteractive measures culminated in the National Goitre Control Programme through iodination of common salt.’
    • ‘In Britain the best recognized region is the Peak District and this is the reason why this goitrous condition is known colloquially as ‘Derbyshire neck’: but iodination of table salt has now made it rare.’
    • ‘Glutathione peroxidase in thyroid tissue also controls thyroglobulin iodination.’

Pronunciation

iodination

/ˌīədəˈnāSH(ə)n//ˌaɪədəˈneɪʃ(ə)n/