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iodoform

Line breaks: iodo|form
Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈəʊdə(ʊ)fɔːm
 
, ˈʌɪədə(ʊ)-, ʌɪˈɒdə(ʊ)-/

Definition of iodoform in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A volatile pale yellow sweet-smelling crystalline organic compound of iodine, with antiseptic properties.
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.

Origin

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

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