Barium meaning

bâr'ē-əm, băr'-
A soft, silvery-white or yellowish-white alkaline-earth metal, used to deoxidize copper and to absorb trace gases in vacuum tubes, and used in various alloys. Atomic number 56; atomic weight 137.33; melting point 727°C; boiling point 1,897°C; specific gravity 3.62; valence 2.
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A radiopaque solution containing barium sulfate that is used to visualize the gastrointestinal tract on x-rays.
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A silver-white, slightly malleable, metallic chemical element, one of the alkaline-earth metals, found as a carbonate or sulfate and used in alloys: symbol, Ba; at. no. 56
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A soft, silvery-white or yellowish-white alkaline-earth metal, used to deoxidize copper and to absorb trace gases in vacuum tubes, and used in various alloys. Atomic number 56; atomic weight 137.33; melting point 727°C; boiling point 1,897°C; specific gravity 3.62; valence 2; symbol Ba.
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A radiopaque solution containing barium sulfate that is used to visualize the gastrointestinal tract on x-rays.
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A soft, silvery-white metallic element of the alkaline-earth group. It occurs only in combination with other elements, especially in barite. Barium compounds are used in x-raying the digestive system and in making fireworks and white pigments. Atomic number 56; atomic weight 137.33; melting point 725°C; boiling point 1,140°C; specific gravity 3.50; valence 2.
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A metallic chemical element (symbol Ba) with an atomic number of 56.
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Origin of barium

  • bar(yta) –ium
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From baryta +‎ -ium.
    From Wiktionary