iodoform

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

Definition of iodoform

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

Origin and Etymology of iodoform

borrowed from French iodoforme, from iodo- iodo- + -forme (in chloroforme 1chloroform)


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iodoform

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

medical Definition of iodoform

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

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