barium barium  /ˈbɛ ri əm/


  • (n) a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite




  1. This barium was the clue to something terrific.
  2. When the X-ray was discovered, barium sulphate, which is opaque to the Xray, was given, and the passage of the barium was observed through the fluoroscope.
  3. He gives his patient a sip of barium sulphate in thick cream and a moment later has him rub his belly.


  • Breaking It Down

    To mark the final season of the TV show Breaking Bad , we've based this game on its opening credits, in which elemental symbols for Bromine (Br) and Barium (Ba) help spell the show's title. House musician Jonathan Coulton asks contestants to spell words using more symbols from the Periodic Table.
    on August 2, 2013     Source: NPR

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  1. Meijer asked if the commission was aware that "observations by pilots and statements by government bodies increasingly suggest that what is happening is that aircraft are emitting into dry air small particles consisting of barium, aluminium and...
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Erik MEIJER Source: Free press releases (press release)

  2. "Perhaps you can come up with some sort of fantastic explanation," Hahn wrote Meitner. "We knew ourselves that [uranium] can't actually burst apart into [barium]."
    on Feb 10, 2010 By: Otto Hahn Source: Wired News

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