Definition of iodoform in English:

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Pronunciation: /īˈōdəfôrm/
Pronunciation: /īˈädəˌfôrm/


A volatile pale yellow sweet-smelling crystalline organic compound of iodine, with antiseptic properties.
  • Alternative name: triiodomethane; chemical formula: CHI3.
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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Syllabification: i·o·do·form

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