This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[Gk. ion, a violet; and eidos, form.] A simple substance obtained from the ashes of seaweed ; its vapor is of a rich violet color. Though an irritant poison, it is used medicinally in small doses.
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