Bromeliaceous to Brother
(Bro*me`li*a"ceous) a. [Named after Olaf Bromel, a Swedish botanist.] (Bot.) Pertaining
to, or resembling, a family of endogenous and mostly epiphytic or saxicolous plants of which the genera
Tillandsia and Billbergia are examples. The pineapple, though terrestrial, is also of this family.
(Bro"mic) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, bromine; said of those compounds of
bromine in which this element has a valence of five, or the next to its highest; as, bromic acid.
(Bro"mide) n. (Chem.) A compound of bromine with a positive radical.
(Bro"mi*nate) v. t. See Bromate, v. t.
(Bro"mine) n. [Gr. bad smell, stink. Cf. Brome.] (Chem.) One of the elements, related in
its chemical qualities to chlorine and iodine. Atomic weight 79.8. Symbol Br. It is a deep reddish brown
liquid of a very disagreeable odor, 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
(Bro"mism) n. (Med.) A diseased condition produced by the excessive use of bromine or
one of its compounds. It is characterized by mental dullness and muscular weakness.
(Bro"mize) v. t. (Photog.) To prepare or treat with bromine; as, to bromize a silvered plate.
(Brom"life) n. [From Bromley Hill, near Alston, Cumberland, England.] (Min.) A carbonate of
baryta and lime, intermediate between witherite and strontianite; called also alstonite.
(Bro"mo*form) n. [Bromine + formyl.] (Chem.) A colorless liquid, CHBr3, having an agreeable
odor and sweetish taste. It is produced by the simultaneous action of bromine and caustic potash upon
wood spirit, alcohol, or acetone, as also by certain other reactions. In composition it is the same as
chloroform, with the substitution of bromine for chlorine. It is somewhat similar to chloroform in its effects.
(Brom*pi"crin) n. [G. brompikrin; brom bromine + pikrinsäure picric acid.] (Chem.) A pungent
colorless explosive liquid, CNO2Br3, analogous to and resembling chlorpicrin. [Spelt also brompikrin.]
(Brom"u*ret) n. See Bromide. [Obs.]
(Brom"y*rite) n. [Bromine + Gr. silver.] (Min.) Silver bromide, a rare mineral; called also
(||Bron"chi) n. pl. (Anat.) See Bronchus.
(||Bron"chi*a) n. pl. [L. , pl. Cf. Bronchus.] (Anat.) The bronchial tubes which arise from
the branching of the trachea, esp. the subdivision of the bronchi. Dunglison.
Bronchial arteries, branches of the descending aorta, accompanying the bronchia in all their ramifications.
Bronchial cells, the air cells terminating the bronchia. Bronchial glands, glands whose functions
are unknown, seated along the bronchia. Bronchial membrane, the mucous membrane lining the
bronchia. Bronchial tube, the bronchi, or the bronchia.
(Bron"chi*al) a. [Cf. F. bronchial. See Bronchia.] (Anat.) Belonging to the bronchi and
their ramifications in the lungs.
(Bron"chic) a. (Anat.) Bronchial.
(Bron"chi*ole) n. (Anat.) A minute bronchial tube.