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bromal

[broh-mal] /ˈbroʊ mæl/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an oily, colorless liquid, CBr 3 CHO, used in medicine chiefly as an anodyne and hypnotic.
Also called tribromoacetaldehyde.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; brom- + -al3
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British Dictionary definitions for bromal

bromal

/ˈbrəʊməl/
noun
1.
a yellowish oily synthetic liquid formerly used medicinally as a sedative and hypnotic; tribromoacetaldehyde. Formula: Br3CCHO
Word Origin
C19: from brom(ine) + al(cohol)
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