from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy, volatile, corrosive, reddish-brown, nonmetallic liquid element, having a highly irritating vapor. It is used in producing gasoline antiknock mixtures, fumigants, dyes, and photographic chemicals. Atomic weight 79.904; atomic number 35; melting point 7.2°C; boiling point 58.78°C; valence 1, 3, 5, 7. See Table at element.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A nonmetallic chemical element (symbol Br) with an atomic number of 35; one of the halogens
- n. A bromine atom in a molecule
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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, emitting a brownish vapor at the ordinary temperature. In combination it is found in minute quantities in sea water, and in many saline springs. It occurs also in the mineral bromyrite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Chemical symbol, Br; atomic weight, 80. A non-metallic element allied in its chemical relations to chlorine and iodine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a nonmetallic heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water
French brome (from Greek brōmos, stench) + -ine2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French brome, from Ancient Greek βρῶμος (brōmos, "stink") (Wiktionary)