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iodoform

[ahy-oh-duh-fawrm, ahy-od-uh-] /aɪˈoʊ dəˌfɔrm, aɪˈɒd ə-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a yellowish, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, CHI 3 , analogous to chloroform, and having a penetrating odor: used chiefly as an antiseptic.
Also called triiodomethane.
Origin of iodoform
1830-1840
1830-40; iodo- + -form
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iodoform

/aɪˈɒdəˌfɔːm/
noun
1.
a yellow crystalline insoluble volatile solid with a penetrating sweet odour made by heating alcohol with iodine and an alkali: used as an antiseptic. Formula: CHI3 Systematic name triiodomethane
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