Definitions for iodoformaɪˈoʊ dəˌfɔrm, aɪˈɒd ə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
i•o•do•formaɪˈoʊ dəˌfɔrm, aɪˈɒd ə-(n.)
a yellowish, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, CHI3, having a penetrating odor: used chiefly as an antiseptic.
Category: Chemistry, Pharmacology
Origin of iodoform:
sweet smelling yellow solid haloform CHI3
a yellowish crystalline solid with a penetrating odor; sometimes used as an antiseptic dressing
A halogenated hydrocarbon, CHI; a yellow crystalline compound, formerly used as a mild antiseptic
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
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
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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