iodoform

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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 and Etymology of iodoform

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


First Known Use: 1838


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iodoform

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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


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