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 (ī-ō′də-fôrm′, ī-ŏd′ə-)
A yellowish crystalline iodine compound, CHI3, used as an antiseptic.

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(Elements & Compounds) 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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(aɪˈoʊ dəˌfɔrm, aɪˈɒd ə-)

a yellowish, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, CHI3, having a penetrating odor: used chiefly as an antiseptic.
[1830–40; iod(ine) + -o- + form(yl)]
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Noun1.iodoform - sweet smelling yellow solid haloform CHI3
haloform - compounds with the formula CHX3, where X is a halogen atom
2.iodoform - a yellowish crystalline solid with a penetrating odoriodoform - a yellowish crystalline solid with a penetrating odor; sometimes used as an antiseptic dressing
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
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[aɪˈɒdəfɔːm] Nyodoformo m
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They were associated in his mind with a faint odour of iodoform. Philip received no letters, and there was no girl's photograph among his belongings.
Next, light and voices, and a smell of iodoform. This must be the receiving hospital, she thought, this the operating table, those the doctors.
It was a strange and frightful spectacle--the small, bunk-lined space, the floor and walls leaping and lurching, the dim light, the swaying shadows lengthening and fore-shortening monstrously, the thick air heavy with smoke and the smell of bodies and iodoform, and the inflamed faces of the men--half-men, I should call them.
As to your practice, if a gentleman walks into my rooms smelling of iodoform, with a black mark of nitrate of silver upon his right forefinger, and a bulge on the right side of his top-hat to show where he has secreted his stethoscope, I must be dull, indeed, if I do not pronounce him to be an active member of the medical profession."
(1) The guidelines for primary pulpectomies recommend the use of pure zinc oxide eugenol (ZOE), non-setting calcium hydroxide paste, or calcium hydroxide and iodoform paste.
In addition, pastes containing a mixture of calcium hydroxide and iodoform have recently come into more frequent use as a primary root-canal filling material and have demonstrated good clinical and radiographic success (6,7).
Lanigan (1972) showed five halogenated methane analogues (bromoform, chloroform, iodoform, carbon tetrabromide, and carbon tetrachloride) to inhibit CH4 creating in the sheep's rumen as well as in rumen fluid in vitro.
In order from the best for wort quality, the subgroups are (i) strictly soft: coffee that has beverage with all the characteristics of aroma and taste of the soft beverage, but strongly accentuated; (ii) soft: coffee beverage with smooth, sweet, and pleasant taste and aroma; (iii) softish: coffee beverage with weakly sweet and smooth, but still with no signs of astringency; (iv) hard: coffee beverage with acrid and astringency taste, but still with no signs of odd flavors; (v) Rioysh: coffee beverage with soft flavor, slightly resembling iodoform; vi) Rio: coffee beverage with typical flavor of iodoform; (vii) Rio Zona: coffee beverage with strongly accentuated aroma and taste, strongly resembling iodoform or phenic acid and repugnant flavor [18].
Various materials are used for nasal packing as Bismuth subnitrate iodoform paraffin paste gauze, simple Vaseline gauze etc.
Finally, the operative area was packed with Surgicel[R] (Johnson and Johnson, one layer) and iodoform gauze for 7 days.
In case of multiple larvae and in advanced stages of development and tissue destruction, local application of several substances such as oil of turpentine, larvicidal drug like Negasunt[R], [16] mineral oil, ether, chloroform, ethyl chloride, mercuric chloride, creosote, saline, phenol, calomel, olive oil, iodoform, can be used to ensure complete removal of all larvae.