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A yellowish crystalline iodine compound, CHI3, used as an antiseptic.
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iodoform(ī-ō′dō-form) [Gr. ioeides, violet colored, + L. forma, form]
CHI3; a yellow crystalline substance with a disagreeable odor, produced by the action of iodine on acetone in the presence of an alkali. Used topically, it has mild antibacterial action.
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iodoformA yellowish iodine compound, containing about 96% iodine, used as an antiseptic.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005