from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A colorless limpid liquid of agreeable odor, formed by the action of bromine and potassium hydrate on wood-spirit or ordinary alcohol. It is analogous to chloroform, but contains bromine in place of chlorine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A colorless liquid, CHBr3, having an agreeable odor and sweetish taste. It is produced by the simultaneous action of bromine and caustic potash upon wood spirit, alcohol, or acetone, as also by certain other reactions. In composition it is the same as chloroform, with the substitution of bromine for chlorine. It is somewhat similar to chloroform in its effects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry The haloform CHBr3 that is the bromine analogue of chloroform.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun colorless liquid haloform CHBr3


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bromo- + -form


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