bromine nonmetallic element, 1827, from Fr. brome, from Gk. bromos "stench." With chemical suffix -INE (Cf. -ine) (2). The evil-smelling dark red liquid was discovered by French chemist Antoine Jérôme Balard (1802-1876), who initially called it muride.

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  • Bromine — (pronEng|ˈbroʊmiːn/, /ˈbroʊmaɪn/, /ˈbroʊmɪn, el. βρῶμος, brómos , meaning stench (of he goats) Gemoll W, Vretska K: Griechisch Deutsches Schul und Handwörterbuch ( Greek German dictionary ), 9th ed., published by [ öbvhpt] …   Wikipedia

  • Bromine — Bro mine, n. [Gr. ? bad smell, stink. Cf. {Brome}.] (Chem.) One of the halogen elements, related in its chemical qualities to chlorine and iodine. Atomic weight 79.8. Symbol Br. It is a deep reddish brown liquid of a very disagreeable odor,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bromine — Symbol: Br Atomic number: 35 Atomic weight: 79.909 Halogen element. Red volatile liquid at room temperature. Its reactivity is somewhere between chlorine and iodine. Harmful to human tissue in a liquid state, the vapour irritates eyes and throat …   Elements of periodic system

  • bromine — ► NOUN ▪ a dark red liquid chemical element of the halogen group, with a choking irritating smell. ORIGIN from Greek br mos a stink …   English terms dictionary

  • bromine — [brō′mēn΄, brō′min] n. [Fr brome < Gr brōmos, stench + INE3] a chemical element, one of the halogens, usually in the form of a reddish brown, corrosive liquid, that volatilizes to form a vapor that has an unpleasant odor and is very irritating …   English World dictionary

  • bromine — /broh meen, min/, n. Chem. an element that is a dark reddish, fuming, toxic liquid and a member of the halogen family: obtained from natural brines and ocean water, and used chiefly in the manufacture of gasoline antiknock compounds,… …   Universalium

  • bromine —   n. non metallic chlorine like element found in seawater and mineral springs.    ♦ bromize, v.t. compound with bromine; prepare photographic plate with bromide.    ♦ bromism, n. condition due to excessive use of bromide.    ♦ brominated,   a.… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bromine — noun Etymology: French brome bromine + English 2 ine Date: 1827 a nonmetallic halogen element that is isolated as a deep red corrosive toxic volatile liquid of disagreeable odor see element table …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bromine — noun /ˈbrəʊmɪn,ˈbrəʊmaɪn,ˈbroʊmin/ a) A nonmetallic chemical element (symbol Br) with an atomic number of 35; one of the halogens b) A bromine atom in a molecule Syn: muride See Also: brome …   Wiktionary

  • bromine — bro•mine [[t]ˈbroʊ min, mɪn[/t]] n. chem. a dark reddish, fuming, toxic liquid element obtained from natural brines and ocean water and used chiefly in gasoline antiknock compounds, pharmaceuticals, and dyes Symbol: Br at. wt.: 79.909 at. no.: 35 …   From formal English to slang

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