[trahy-broh-moh-eth-uh-nawl, -nol]

noun Pharmacology.

a white, crystalline powder, C2H3Br3O, used as a basal anesthetic.

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British Dictionary definitions for tribromoethanol



a soluble white crystalline compound with a slight aromatic odour, used as a general anaesthetic; 2,2,2-tribromoethanol. Formula: CBr 3 CH 2 OH
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tribromoethanol in Medicine


[trī-brō′mō-ĕthə-nôl′, -nōl′]


A crystalline compound having a slight aromatic odor and taste and used as a basal anesthetic.
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