plural -s
: a colorless heavy liquid compound CHBr3 that is similar to chloroform in properties and methods of preparation and is used chiefly in separating minerals (as in assaying) and in organic synthesis; tribromo-methane

Word History


borrowed from French bromoforme, from bromo- bromo- + -forme (in chloroforme chloroform entry 1)

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“Bromoform.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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