bromine

See also: brominé

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Chemical element
Br
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From French brome, from Ancient Greek βρῶμος (brômos, stink)

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  • (UK) enPR: brō'mēn, -mĭn, -mīn, IPA(key): /ˈbɹəʊmiːn, -mɪn, -maɪn/
  • (US) enPR: brō'mēn, IPA(key): /ˈbɹoʊmin/
  • Hyphenation: bro‧mine

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bromine (countable and uncountable, plural bromines)

  1. (uncountable) A nonmetallic chemical element (symbol Br) with an atomic number of 35; one of the halogens, it is a fuming red-brown liquid at room temperature.
  2. (countable) A bromine atom in a molecule

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