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iodoform


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Iodoform  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  iodoform 
  n  :  a  yellowish  crystalline  solid  with  a  penetrating  odor; 
  sometimes  used  as  an  antiseptic  dressing  [syn:  {triiodomethane}] 




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