Also called calcined baryta,barium oxide, barium monoxide,barium protoxide.a white or yellowish-white poisonous solid, BaO, highly reactive with water: used chiefly as a dehydrating agent and in the manufacture of glass.
Also called caustic baryta,barium hydroxide, barium hydrate.the hydroxide, hydrated form of this compound, Ba(OH)2⋅8H2O, used chiefly in the industrial preparation of beet sugar and for refining animal and vegetable oils.
Origin of baryta
1800–10; < New Latin, equivalent to bary- (< Greekbarýs heavy) + -ta (< Greek -(i)tēs-ite1)
Related formsba·ryt·ic[buh-rit-ik]/bəˈrɪt ɪk/, adjective