silver bromide


: a compound AgBr that is extremely sensitive to light and is much used for photographic materials

Examples of silver bromide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inside the surfaces of the tables sat detector plates filled with gel and silver bromide crystals that would, over time, react with the muons and build up a muographic negative of the above tombs. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 9 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silver bromide was in 1869

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“Silver bromide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

silver bromide

: a compound that is easily affected by light and is much used in photography

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