an oily, colorless liquid, CBr3CHO, used in medicine chiefly as an anodyne and hypnotic.
Origin of bromal
Also called tribromoacetaldehyde.
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a yellowish oily synthetic liquid formerly used medicinally as a sedative and hypnotic; tribromoacetaldehyde. Formula: Br 3 CCHO
Word Origin for bromal
C19: from brom (ine) + al (cohol)
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