Origin of barytes
First recorded in 1780–90; see origin at baryta
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Examples from the Web for barytes
The residuum may be examined for silica, lime, barytes, and oxide of titanium.
On the 27th barytes heated to whiteness did not become a conductor.The Royal Institution
Barytes is mined in the north of England and in County Cork.
The specific gravity (4.2) of this compound is lower than that of barytes.Paint Technology and Tests
Henry A. Gardner
The sugar made in this way, I was told, contains no trace of barytes.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
- 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: BaSO 4Also called: (esp US and Canadian) barite, heavy spar
C18: from Greek barus heavy + -itēs -ite 1
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