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