barytes

[buh-rahy-teez]

Origin of barytes

First recorded in 1780–90; see origin at baryta
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barytes

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: BaSO 4Also called: (esp US and Canadian) barite, heavy spar

Word Origin for barytes

C18: from Greek barus heavy + -itēs -ite 1
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