|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|2.||Also: B/R bills receivable|
|—the internet domain name for|
|1.||(in a religious order) Brother|
|—the chemical symbol for|
|2.||Brazil (international car registration)|
|B/R or br|
|br or br|
The symbol for the element bromine.
The symbol for bromine.
|bromine (brō'mēn) Pronunciation Key
A reddish-brown volatile element of the halogen group found in compounds occurring in ocean water. The pure form is a nonmetallic liquid that gives off a highly irritating vapor. It is used to make dyes, sedatives, and photographic film. Atomic weight 79.904; atomic number 35; melting point 7.2°C; boiling point 58.78°C; specific gravity 3.12; valence 1, 3, 5, 7. See Periodic Table.