iodoform :

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  • n  sweet smelling yellow solid haloform CHI3
  • n  a yellowish crystalline solid with a penetrating odor; sometimes used as an antiseptic dressing

  • In the 100 years since Lister discovered asepsis, practitioners have hopefully tried phenol, boric acid, picric acid, iodoform, tannic acid, sulfa drugs and ACTH, only to wind up .
  • The perfume which penetrates to my heart is that of a hospital corridor, and to the day I die I shall sniffle a bit whenever I sniff iodoform.
  • In a wickedly dirty hall smelling of beer slops and iodoform, two men, their seconds, the doctors and judge stood on a sawdust-covered dais.

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