Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

iodoform

play
noun io·do·form \ī-ˈō-də-ˌfȯrm, -ˈä-\

Definition of iodoform

  1. :  a yellow crystalline volatile compound CHI3 with a penetrating persistent odor that is used as an antiseptic dressing



Origin of iodoform

International Scientific Vocabulary iod- + -form (as in chloroform)


First Known Use: 1838


Medical Dictionary

iodoform

play play
noun io·do·form \ī-ˈōd-ə-ˌfȯrm, -ˈäd-\

Medical Definition of iodoform

  1. :  a yellow crystalline volatile compound CHI3 with a penetrating persistent odor that is used as an antiseptic dressing




Learn More about iodoform


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up iodoform? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 7, 2016

a slight offense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez duvet kittly-benders spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ