barytes

[ buh-rahy-teez ]
/ bəˈraɪ tiz /

noun Mineralogy.

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Origin of barytes

First recorded in 1780–90; see origin at baryta
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British Dictionary definitions for barytes

barytes
/ (bəˈraɪtiːz) /

noun

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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