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 barut&emacron;s, weight, from barus, heavy; see gwer&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek βαρύτης (barutes, “heaviness”), from βαρύς (barus, “heavy”).