- a nonmetallic chemical element (symbol Br) with an atomic number of 35; one of the halogens
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Bro"mine (&?;), n. [Gr. &?; bad smell, stink.
Cf. Brome.] (Chem.) One of the 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.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Bromine, an elementary fluid of a dark colour and a disagreeable
smell, extracted from bittern, a liquid which remains after the
separation of salt.
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