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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



barium sulfate  listen  (BAYR-ee-um SUL-fayt)

  A silver-white metallic compound made from the mineral barite. It is mixed with water and used in barium swallows and barium enemas to help show parts of the digestive system on an x-ray.