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bromal

[broh-mal]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. an oily, colorless liquid, CBr3CHO, used in medicine chiefly as an anodyne and hypnotic.
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Origin of bromal

First recorded in 1870–75; brom- + -al3
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British Dictionary definitions for bromal

bromal

noun
  1. a yellowish oily synthetic liquid formerly used medicinally as a sedative and hypnotic; tribromoacetaldehyde. Formula: Br 3 CCHO
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Word Origin

C19: from brom (ine) + al (cohol)
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