Definition of baryte in English:

baryte

Line breaks: bar¦yte
Pronunciation: /ˈbarʌɪt
 
, ˈbɛː-/
(also barytes /bəˈrʌɪtiːz/, barite)

noun

  • A mineral consisting of barium sulphate, typically occurring as colourless prismatic crystals or thin white flakes.
    More example sentences
    • Veins of white barite occupy fractures in thin seams of coal.
    • Also, white barite crystals stained red by hematite can be found in the walls of the old pit, and cryptomelane as matted fibers often occurs with manganite crystals in quartz veins.
    • Golden barite crystals are well known from the locality.

Origin

late 18th century (as barytes): from Greek barus 'heavy' + endings based on Greek -ites.

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