Definition of Iodoform

1. Noun. Sweet smelling yellow solid haloform CHI3.

Exact synonyms: Tri-iodomethane
Generic synonyms: Haloform



2. Noun. A yellowish crystalline solid with a penetrating odor; sometimes used as an antiseptic dressing.
Exact synonyms: Triiodomethane
Generic synonyms: Antiseptic

Definition of Iodoform

1. n. 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.

Definition of Iodoform

1. Noun. (chemistry) A halogenated hydrocarbon, CHI3; a yellow crystalline compound, formerly used as a mild antiseptic ¹

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Definition of Iodoform

1. an iodine compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Iodoform

1. A yellow, crystalline, volatile substance, CI3H, having an offensive odour and sweetish taste, and analogous to chloroform. It is used in medicine as a healing and antiseptic dressing for wounds and sores. Compare: chloroform. (27 Oct 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iodoform

iodobenzenes
iodobenzoate
iodocasein
iodochlorol
iodocompound
iodocyanopindolol
iodocyclization
iododeoxyuridine
iododerma
iododesilylation
iodoethane
iodoethene
iodoethenes
iodoethylene
iodoform (current term)
iodoforms
iodoglobulin
iodogorgoic acid
iodohippurate sodium
iodohippuric acid
iodohydrin
iodohydrins
iodomethamate sodium
iodomethane
iodometric
iodometries
iodometry
iodonitrotetrazolium
iodonium

Literary usage of Iodoform

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"to the iodoform; there is a greater probability that the effect of the latter on the tissues, ... iodoform interferes with bacterial growth—if ever—in the ..."

2. Philadelphia Medical Times (1882)
"The first of these drugs is iodoform ; the second, borax. iodoform has long been freely used as an application to venereal and other ulcérations in this ..."

3. A Handbook of therapeutics by Sydney Ringer (1886)
"The sore dusted over with iodoform is covered with some bland ... Dr. Munday highly recommends iodoform as an antiseptic dressing on the battle-field. ..."

4. Therapeutic Gazette (1898)
"THE ABUSE OF iodoform. We learn from the Annals of Surgery for May, 1898, that Dr. WG PORTER recently read a paper in which he sketched the history of the ..."

5. A Textbook of Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Or, The Action of Drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1910)
"The tissues apparently retain it very tenaciously, for iodides have been found in the urine for more than a month after the administration of iodoform. ..."

6. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1902)
"Again, if the urine of a patient suffering from iodoform poisoning were mixed ... iodoform, then, could be dispensed with to advantage, and the gauze ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"to the iodoform; there is a greater probability that the effect of the latter on the tissues, ... iodoform interferes with bacterial growth—if ever—in the ..."

8. Philadelphia Medical Times (1882)
"The first of these drugs is iodoform ; the second, borax. iodoform has long been freely used as an application to venereal and other ulcérations in this ..."

9. A Handbook of therapeutics by Sydney Ringer (1886)
"The sore dusted over with iodoform is covered with some bland ... Dr. Munday highly recommends iodoform as an antiseptic dressing on the battle-field. ..."

10. Therapeutic Gazette (1898)
"THE ABUSE OF iodoform. We learn from the Annals of Surgery for May, 1898, that Dr. WG PORTER recently read a paper in which he sketched the history of the ..."

11. A Textbook of Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Or, The Action of Drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1910)
"The tissues apparently retain it very tenaciously, for iodides have been found in the urine for more than a month after the administration of iodoform. ..."

12. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1902)
"Again, if the urine of a patient suffering from iodoform poisoning were mixed ... iodoform, then, could be dispensed with to advantage, and the gauze ..."

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