any of several compounds of barium, esp. barium oxide and barium hydroxide
Origin of barytaModern Latin from barytes
Any of several barium compounds, such as barium sulfate.
Origin of barytaNew Latin from Greek barutēs weight from barus heavy ; see gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots.
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek βαρύτης (barutes, “heaviness”), from βαρύς (barus, “heavy”).