barium carbonate

noun Chemistry.

a white, poisonous, water-insoluble powder, BaCO3, used chiefly in the manufacture of rodenticides, paints, and dyes.

Nearby words

  1. baritone,
  2. baritone clef,
  3. barium,
  4. barium 140,
  5. barium bromate,
  6. barium chloride,
  7. barium chromate,
  8. barium enema,
  9. barium hydroxide,
  10. barium meal

Origin of barium carbonate

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019