What does iodoform mean?

Definitions for iodoformaɪˈoʊ dəˌfɔrm, aɪˈɒd ə-

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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

  2. Origin: [Iodo- + formyl. See Formyl, and cf. Chloroform.]


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of iodoform in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of iodoform in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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