barytes

[buh-rahy-teez]
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noun Mineralogy.


Nearby words

  1. baryshnikov,
  2. baryshnikov, mikhail,
  3. barysphere,
  4. baryta,
  5. baryta water,
  6. barytic,
  7. barytocalcite,
  8. baryton,
  9. barytone,
  10. barzun

Origin of barytes

First recorded in 1780–90; see origin at baryta

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British Dictionary definitions for barytes

barytes

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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