barium

noun bar·i·um \ ˈber-ē-əm \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of barium

1 : a toxic silver-white malleable divalent metallic element of the alkaline-earth group that occurs only in combination — see Chemical Elements Table

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Origin and Etymology of barium

New Latin, from bar-


BARIUM Defined for English Language Learners

barium

noun

Definition of barium for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical element that is a soft silver-white metal


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barium

noun bar·i·um \ ˈbar-ē-əm, ˈber- \

medical Definition of barium

1 : a silver-white malleable toxic bivalent metallic element of the alkaline-earth group that occurs only in combination symbol Ba — see Chemical Elements Table

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