<chemistry> One of the elements, related in its chemical qualities to chlorine and iodine.

It is a deep reddish brown liquid of a very disagreeable odour, emitting a brownish vapor at the ordinary temperature. In combination it is found in minute quantities in sea water, and in many saline springs. It occurs also in the mineral bromyrite.

Atomic weight: 79.8

Symbol: Br

Origin: Gr. Bad smell, stink. Cf. Brome.

(30 Mar 1998)

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