Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A yellowish-brown substance (C4I4NH) composed of long prismatic crystals, used in medicine as an antiseptic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A crystallized substance of the composition C4I4NH, technically tetra-iodo-pyrrol, used like iodoform.
“Ointment of ammoniated mercury, twenty to sixty grains to the ounce; oleate of mercury, five to ten per cent. strength; mercurial plaster, full strength or weakened with lard or petrolatum; a two to twenty per cent. ointment of iodol; resorcin, twenty to sixty grains to the ounce of ointment base; and lotions of corrosive sublimate, one-half to three grains to the ounce.”
“_ -- Mercurial ointments, lotions and baths, and iodol in ointment or in (and also calomel) powder form.”
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