barium

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noun bar·i·um \ˈber-ē-əm\

Definition of barium

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

  2. 2 :  barium sulfate

Origin and Etymology of barium

New Latin, from bar-


First Known Use: 1808


BARIUM Defined for English Language Learners

barium

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noun bar·i·um \ˈber-ē-əm\

Definition of barium for English Language Learners

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


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barium

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noun bar·i·um \ˈbar-ē-əm, ˈber-\

Medical Definition of barium

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

  2. 2:  barium sulfate


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