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bromine (n.)

nonmetallic element, 1827, from French brome, from Greek bromos "stench," a word of unknown etymology. With chemical suffix -ine (2). The evil-smelling dark red liquid was discovered by French chemist Antoine Jérôme Balard (1802-1876), who initially called it muride.

updated on August 07, 2017

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Definitions of bromine from WordNet

bromine (n.)
a nonmetallic heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water;
Synonyms: Br / atomic number "
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