[ broh-miz-uh m ]
/ ˈbroʊ mɪz əm /

noun Pathology.

a condition due to excessive use of bromides and characterized by skin eruptions.
Also bro·min·ism [broh-muh-niz-uh m] /ˈbroʊ məˌnɪz əm/.

Origin of bromism

First recorded in 1865–70; brom(ide) + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bromism


US brominism

/ (ˈbrəʊˌmɪzəm) /


poisoning caused by the excessive intake of bromine or compounds containing bromine
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Medicine definitions for bromism

[ brōmĭz′əm ]


Chronic bromide poisoning, characterized by headache, drowsiness, confusion, occasionally violent delirium, muscular weakness, cardiac depression, acneform eruption, foul breath, anorexia, and gastric distress.
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