iodoform

[ ahy-oh-duh-fawrm, ahy-od-uh- ]
/ aɪˈoʊ dəˌfɔrm, aɪˈɒd ə- /

noun Chemistry.

a yellowish, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, CHI3, analogous to chloroform, and having a penetrating odor: used chiefly as an antiseptic.

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Also called triiodomethane.

Origin of iodoform

First recorded in 1830–40; iodo- + -form
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British Dictionary definitions for iodoform

iodoform
/ (aɪˈɒdəˌfɔːm) /

noun

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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