calcined-baryta

calcined baryta

noun Chemistry.
baryta ( def 1 ).
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baryta

[buh-rahy-tuh]
noun Chemistry.
1.
Also called calcined baryta, barium oxide, barium monoxide, barium protoxide. a white or yellowish-white poisonous solid, BaO, highly reactive with water: used chiefly as a dehydrating agent and in the manufacture of glass.
2.
Also called caustic baryta, barium hydroxide, barium hydrate. the hydroxide, hydrated form of this compound, Ba(OH) 2 ⋅8H 2 O, used chiefly in the industrial preparation of beet sugar and for refining animal and vegetable oils.

Origin:
1800–10; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to bary- (< Greek barýs heavy) + -ta (< Greek -(i)tēs -ite1)

barytic [buh-rit-ik] , adjective
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baryta (bəˈraɪtə)
 
n
barium oxide another name for barium hydroxide
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek barutēs weight, from barus heavy]
 
barytic
 
adj

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