bromoform

[ broh-muh-fawrm ]
/ ˈbroʊ məˌfɔrm /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, heavy liquid, CHBr3, used chiefly as an intermediate in organic synthesis.

Origin of bromoform

First recorded in 1870–75; bromo- + (chloro)form
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British Dictionary definitions for bromoform

bromoform

/ (ˈbrəʊməˌfɔːm) /

noun

a heavy colourless liquid substance with a sweetish taste and an odour resembling that of chloroform. Formula: CHBr 3Systematic name: tribromomethane
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