barium sulfate

noun

Definition of barium sulfate

: a crystalline insoluble compound BaSO4 that is used especially as a pigment and extender, as a filler (as in fluids used in gas and oil drilling), and as a substance opaque to X-rays in medical photography of the digestive tract

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Recent Examples on the Web The amount of light each barium sulfate particle scatters depends on its size, Peoples said. Sarah Bowman, chicagotribune.com, 7 Jan. 2022 The amount of light each barium sulfate particle scatters depends on its size, Peoples said. Sarah Bowman, chicagotribune.com, 7 Jan. 2022 The amount of light each barium sulfate particle scatters depends on its size, Peoples said. Sarah Bowman, chicagotribune.com, 7 Jan. 2022 The amount of light each barium sulfate particle scatters depends on its size, Peoples said. Sarah Bowman, chicagotribune.com, 7 Jan. 2022 The amount of light each barium sulfate particle scatters depends on its size, Peoples said. Sarah Bowman, chicagotribune.com, 7 Jan. 2022 The amount of light each barium sulfate particle scatters depends on its size, Peoples said. Sarah Bowman, chicagotribune.com, 7 Jan. 2022 The amount of light each barium sulfate particle scatters depends on its size, Peoples said. Sarah Bowman, chicagotribune.com, 7 Jan. 2022 The amount of light each barium sulfate particle scatters depends on its size, Peoples said. Sarah Bowman, chicagotribune.com, 7 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of barium sulfate

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Barium sulfate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barium%20sulfate. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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barium sulfate

noun

Medical Definition of barium sulfate

: a colorless crystalline insoluble salt BaSO4 occurring in nature as barite and used medically chiefly as a radiopaque substance

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