Meaning of “barium” in the English Dictionary


"barium" in English

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bariumnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbeə.ri.əm/ us /ˈber.i.əm/ symbol Ba

Examples from literature

  • Barium gives to the arc a fairly white color. 
  • Barium is a constituent of certain mineral waters. 
  • Radium is a metallic element chemically resembling barium. 
  • The chloride of barium produces the deepest color. 
  • The salts of barium are also cardiac poisons. 

(Definition of “barium” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"barium" in American English

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bariumnoun [ U ]

/ˈbær·i·əm, ˈbeər-/

chemistry a soft, gray-white chemical element that is a metal

(Definition of “barium” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)