Definition of iodoform in English:


Syllabification: i·o·do·form
Pronunciation: /īˈōdəˌfôrm, īˈädə-


A volatile pale yellow sweet-smelling crystalline organic compound of iodine, with antiseptic properties.
  • Alternative name: triiodomethane; chemical formula: CHI3
More example sentences
  • Iodoform is harmful by ingestion, inhalation and through skin contact.
  • In general it may be stated that iodoform is now used in all the wounds, injuries, diseases, requiring the action of an antiseptic.


mid 19th century: from iodine, on the pattern of chloroform.

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