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Baryta definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BARY'TA
BAR'YTE, n. [Gr.heavy; weight.] Ponderous earth; so called from its great weight, it being the heaviest of the earths. Spec.grav. about 4. Recent discoveries have shown that baryte is an oxyd, the basis of which is a metallic substance called barium. It is generally found in combination with the sulphuric and carbonic acids,forming the sulphate and carbonate of baryte,the former of which is called heavy spar.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of several compounds of barium

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. barium oxide or hydroxide. Derivatives: barytic adj. Etymology: BARYTES, after soda etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Baryta Ba*ry"ta, n. [Gr. ? heavy. Cf. Baria.] (Chem.) An oxide of barium (or barytum); a heavy earth with a specific gravity above 4.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Oxide of barium.



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