barytes

[buh-rahy-teez]
noun Mineralogy.

Origin:
1780–90; see baryta

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barytes (bəˈraɪtiːz)
 
n
barite, Also called: heavy spar 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: BaSO4
 
[C18: from Greek barus heavy + -itēs-ite1]

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In commerce, the mineral is sometimes referred to as barytes.
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