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barytes

[buh-rahy-teez] /bəˈraɪ tiz/
noun, Mineralogy.
1.
Origin of barytes
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90; See origin at baryta
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barytes

/bəˈraɪtiːz/
noun
1.
a colourless or white mineral consisting of barium sulphate in orthorhombic crystalline form, occurring in sedimentary rocks and with sulphide ores: a source of barium. Formula: BaSO4 Also called (esp US and Canadian) barite, heavy spar
Word Origin
C18: from Greek barus heavy + -itēs-ite1
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