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

First Known Use of iodoform

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iodoform

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

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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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