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broiler a device used for broiling food, such as a grill, pan, or compartment in a stove. [2 definitions]
broke past tense of break. [2 definitions]
broken cracked or smashed into separate pieces, or no longer able to function. [9 definitions]
broken-down weak or shattered from disease or age.
broken-hearted full of intense grief or disappointment.
broker a person whose business is to negotiate buying and selling, esp. of stocks or real estate, on another's behalf.
brokerage the business of a broker. [2 definitions]
bromate any salt of bromic acid.
bromeliad any of several plants of the pineapple family, usu. having stiff leaves and spikes of bright flowers, and sometimes growing non-parasitically on other plants.
bromic acid a poisonous acid that is stable only in very dilute form and is used as an oxidizing agent.
bromide a compound consisting of bromine and at least one other element. [4 definitions]
bromidic commonplace or dull.
bromine a chemical element of the halogen group that has thirty-five protons in each nucleus, occurring as a toxic, volatile, dark reddish brown liquid or in various compounds such as acids and salts. (symbol: Br)
bronchi pl. of bronchus.
bronchial of or pertaining to the branched tubes into which the windpipe divides.
bronchial tube a bronchus or any of the tubes branching from it; one of the two main branches of the trachea.
bronchiectasis1 chronic dilation of the bronchi or bronchial tubes.
bronchiectasis2 permanent enlargement of certain airways in the lung associated with symptoms including a chronic cough, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, and chest pain.
bronchiole any of the small, thin-walled branches of a bronchial tube.
bronchitis inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the bronchial tubes.
broncho- windpipe or bronchus.