Definition of baryta in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈrʌɪtə/


[mass noun] Chemistry
Barium hydroxide.
  • Chemical formula: Ba(OH)2
Example sentences
  • I was first drawn to the Vandyke process when I became dissatisfied with the lack of variety and character of the baryta base of conventional gelatin-silver photographic papers.
  • This gas is absorbed by barium hydroxide solution, an alkaline solution known as baryta water.
  • Our real photo baryta inkjet paper is created through a desire to replicate as closely as possible the essence, quality and archival properties of traditional photography within an inkjet product.


Early 19th century: from baryte, on the pattern of words such as soda.

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