Definition of yodization in English:

yodization

noun

(also jodisation)
Phonetics
  • The development of the sound/j/ as a result of any sound-change or phonological process; sound-change caused by an adjacent/j/ or involving coalescence with/j/.

Pronunciation

yodization

/ˌjɒdʌɪˈzeɪʃn/ /jɒdəˈzeɪʃn/

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in T'oung Pao. From yod + -ization, probably after French jodisation, yodisation (A. Meillet 1896, or earlier).