Examples from the Web for barium
Iota is informed that the Chloride of Barium, used in about the same proportion as common salt, will give the tint he desires.
A third rabbit, fed like the preceding with 0.5 gram of barium acetate, showed much the same result.
Its salts would be precipitable by barium carbonate; the gallium salts are thrown down by this reagent.
Accidentally the writer found that Sprengel had reported the presence of barium in Astragalus exscapus, a closely allied plant.
A strong solution of sulphide of barium, made into a paste with powdered starch, and applied immediately.
British Dictionary definitions for barium
Word Origin for barium
Word Origin and History for barium
1808, coined in Modern Latin by its discoverer, English chemist Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829), because it was present in the mineral barytes "heavy spar" (barium sulphate), so named by Lavoisier from Greek barys "heavy" (see grave (adj.)). The metal is actually relatively light.