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bar·i·um

 (bâr′ē-əm, băr′-)
n.
1. Symbol Ba 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. See Periodic Table.
2. A radiopaque solution containing barium sulfate that is used to visualize the gastrointestinal tract on x-rays.


bar′ic (-ĭk) adj.
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barium

(ˈbɛərɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a soft silvery-white metallic element of the alkaline earth group. It is used in bearing alloys and compounds used as pigments. Symbol: Ba; atomic no: 56; atomic wt: 137.327; valency: 2; relative density: 3.5; melting pt: 729°C; boiling pt: 1805°C
[C19: from bar(yta) + -ium]
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bar•i•um

(ˈbɛər i əm, ˈbær-)

n.
a whitish, malleable, active, divalent, metallic element, occurring in combination chiefly as barite or as witherite. Symbol: Ba; at. wt.: 137.34; at. no.: 56; sp. gr.: 3.5 at 20°C.
[1800–10; bar (ytes) + -ium2]
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bar·i·um

(bâr′ē-əm)
Symbol Ba A soft, silvery-white metallic element that only occurs combined with other elements, especially in barite. Barium compounds are used in x-raying the stomach and intestines and in making fireworks and white pigments. Atomic number 56. See Periodic Table.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barium - a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth groupbarium - a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
baryta - any of several compounds of barium
barite, barytes, heavy spar, barium sulphate - a white or colorless mineral (BaSO4); the main source of barium
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Translations
барий
baryum
barium
bario
baarium
barium
בריום
barij
bárium
barín
バリウム
baris
barium
bariu
bárium
barij
barium
baryum
bari

barium

[ˈbɛərɪəm]
A. Nbario m
B. CPD barium meal Nsulfato m de bario
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barium

[ˈbɛərɪəm] n (= metal) → baryum mbarium meal nbouillie f de sulfate de baryum
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barium

nBarium nt
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barium

[ˈbɛərɪəm] nbario
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bar·i·um

n. bario, metal alcalino de número atómico 56;
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barium

n bario
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References in periodicals archive ?
Potassium is an effective antagonist of the cardiotoxic and paralyzing effects of barium in animals and may be a useful antidote in cases of acute barium poisoning. The precise dosage is not established, but ATDSR reports that large amounts of potassium chloride IV may be required.