bromine

noun bro·mine \ ˈbrō-ˌmēn \

Definition of bromine

:a nonmetallic halogen element that is isolated as a deep red corrosive toxic volatile liquid of disagreeable odor — see Chemical Elements Table

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Origin and Etymology of bromine

French brome bromine + English 2-ine


BROMINE Defined for Kids

bromine

noun bro·mine \ ˈbrō-ˌmēn \

Definition of bromine for Students

:a chemical element that is a deep red liquid giving off an irritating smelly vapor

Medical Dictionary

bromine

noun bro·mine \ ˈbrō-ˌmēn \

medical Definition of bromine

:a nonmetallic halogen element that is isolated as a deep red corrosive toxic fuming liquid of disagreeable odor symbol Br — see Chemical Elements Table


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