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barium meal

a preparation of barium sulphate, which is opaque to X-rays, swallowed by a patient before X-ray examination of the upper part of the alimentary canal

barium meal

[′bar·ē·əm ‚mēl]
(medicine)
A suspension of barium sulfate taken orally to render the upper gastrointestinal tract radiopaque.
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He filled us so full of meal that I shall sweat meal for a week.
Instantly a great cloud of meal filled the air, whereby we could neither see nor breathe; and in the midst of this cloud he vanished like a wizard.
If I am not much mistook thou hast somewhat in the bottom of that fat sack of meal.
I thought that I smelled gold and silver beneath the barley meal.
Piperson returned, he found Pigling sitting before the fire; he had brushed up the hearth and put on the pot to boil; the meal was not get-at-able.
Piperson was very affable; he slapped Pigling on the back, made lots of porridge and forgot to lock the meal chest.
The noon meal and the supper were taken in much the same way as the breakfast.
She had come to the conclusion that he spoke no other English, and so she ceased to importune him for information; but never did she forget to greet him pleasantly or to thank him for the hideous, nauseating meals he brought her.
Ata continued to do the housework, and I gave him his meals as I said I would.
He hated to forego the meal, and we were just so much meat, cornered but inaccessible.
Many a good meal I got in this fashion, while he scolded and chattered vainly at me.
The Cretans conducted their public meals better than the Lacedaemonians, for at Lacedsemon each individual was obliged to furnish what was assessed upon him; which if he could not do, there was a law which deprived him of the rights of a citizen, as has been already mentioned: but in Crete they were furnished by the community; for all the corn and cattle, taxes and contributions, which the domestic slaves were obliged to furnish, were divided into parts and allotted to the gods, the exigencies of the state, and these public meals; so that all the men, women, and children were maintained from a common stock.