Definition of iodoform in English:

iodoform

noun

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

    • ‘In general it may be stated that iodoform is now used in all the wounds, injuries, diseases, requiring the action of an antiseptic.’
    • ‘Iodoform is harmful by ingestion, inhalation and through skin contact.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

iodoform

/ʌɪˈəʊdə(ʊ)fɔːm//ˈʌɪədə(ʊ)fɔːm//ʌɪˈɒdə(ʊ)fɔːm/