iodoform

noun
io·​do·​form | \ ī-ˈō-də-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce iodoform (audio) , -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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iodoform. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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iodoform

noun
io·​do·​form | \ ī-ˈōd-ə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce iodoform (audio) , -ˈäd- How to pronounce iodoform (audio) \

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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