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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group..

Usage examples (27)
  • Naturally occurring barium is a mixture of seven stable isotopes
  • The barium is thick and white and coats everything as you swallow it, and somehow this makes everything show up on the x-ray.
  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did you indeed find lead antimony barium, which is confirmed gunshot residue, on that robe?
  • barium swallow: It is a test which involves drinking a thick, white-colored liquid called barium before undergoing a series of X-rays. for more
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