Iodoform has antiseptic property. The antiseptic properties of iodoform is due to liberation of iodine.
Antiseptics can be defined as antimicrobial agents which can be applied to the body of living organisms to inhibit the action of microbes. They are not injected into the body like the antibiotics, rather they are applied on the surface of the skin to heal the living tissues in case of wounds and cuts.
Dettol is the most commonly used antiseptic. It is a mixture of chloroxylenol and terpineol. Iodoform is also used as an antiseptic for wounds.