bromal

bromal

[broh-mal]
noun Pharmacology.
an oily, colorless liquid, CBr 3 CHO, used in medicine chiefly as an anodyne and hypnotic.


Origin:
1870–75; brom- + -al3

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bromal (ˈbrəʊməl)
 
n
a yellowish oily synthetic liquid formerly used medicinally as a sedative and hypnotic; tribromoacetaldehyde. Formula: Br3CCHO
 
[C19: from brom(ine) + al(cohol)]

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