[broh-miz-uh m]

noun Pathology.

a condition due to excessive use of bromides and characterized by skin eruptions.

Nearby words

  1. bromidrosis,
  2. brominate,
  3. bromine,
  4. bromine pentafluoride,
  5. brominism,
  6. bromize,
  7. bromley,
  8. bromo-,
  9. bromoacetone,
  10. bromochloromethane

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


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




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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