I*od"o*form (?), n. [Iodo- + formyl. See Formyl, and cf. Chloroform.] Chem.

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.


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