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barium

Pronunciation: ba′rē-ŭm, bā′rē-ŭm

Definition: A metallic, alkaline, divalent earth element; atomic no. 56, atomic wt. 137.327. Its insoluble salts are often used in radiology as contrast media.

[G. barys, heavy]

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