- a yellowish, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, CHI3, analogous to chloroform, and having a penetrating odor: used chiefly as an antiseptic.
Origin of iodoform
Also called triiodomethane.
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Examples from the Web for iodoform
"We'll have to talk about it, Lefty," he said, as he closed the door against the smell of iodoform.Vigorish
Gordon Randall Garrett
I plugged the bullet-hole with an iodoform wad and stopped the bleeding.The Rider of Waroona
It was a prim, barren room, heavy with the fumes of iodoform and ether.The Wall Between
Sara Ware Bassett
Still it was very good to be quit of the smell of iodoform and the sight of bandages.Dodo Wonders
E. F. Benson
Iodoform is also used in ointment form and in suppositories.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
- a yellow crystalline insoluble volatile solid with a penetrating sweet odour made by heating alcohol with iodine and an alkali: used as an antiseptic. Formula: CHI 3Systematic name: triiodomethane
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