Bromal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bromal (Chem) An oily, colorless fluid, CBr3.COH, related to bromoform, as chloral is to chloroform, and obtained by the action of bromine on alcohol.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bromal A compound (CBr3COH) obtained by the action of bromine on alcohol. It is a colorless, oily fluid, of a penetrating odor and sharp, burning taste. It has been used in medicine, having properties similar to those of chloral.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Brom,ine + al,dehyde