Definitions for iodoformaɪˈoʊ dəˌfɔrm, aɪˈɒd ə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•o•do•formaɪˈoʊ dəˌfɔrm, aɪˈɒd ə-(n.)

  1. a yellowish, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, CHI3, having a penetrating odor: used chiefly as an antiseptic.

    Category: Chemistry, Pharmacology

Origin of iodoform:

1830–40; iod(ine)+-o-+form(yl)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. iodoform, tri-iodomethane(noun)

    sweet smelling yellow solid haloform CHI3

  2. iodoform, triiodomethane(noun)

    a yellowish crystalline solid with a penetrating odor; sometimes used as an antiseptic dressing


  1. iodoform(Noun)

    A halogenated hydrocarbon, CHI; a yellow crystalline compound, formerly used as a mild antiseptic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Iodoform(noun)

    a yellow, crystalline, volatile substance, CI3H, having an offensive odor and sweetish taste, and analogous to chloroform. It is used in medicine as a healing and antiseptic dressing for wounds and sores


  1. Iodoform

    Iodoform is the organoiodine compound with the formula CHI3. A pale yellow, crystalline, volatile substance, it has a penetrating odor and, analogous to chloroform, sweetish taste. It is occasionally used as a disinfectant. It is also known as tri-iodomethane, and sometimes also referred to as carbon triiodide or methyl triiodide.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Iodoform

    a crystalline substance similar to chloroform in composition, only in it iodine takes the place of chlorine; it is used in surgery as an antiseptic.


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