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Meaning of barium chloride

bar'ium chlo'ride

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, BaCl&multiplydot;2HO, used chiefly in the synthesis of pigments and in the manufacture of rodenticides and pharmaceuticals.
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