Baryta Definition

Any of several barium compounds, such as barium sulfate.
American Heritage
Any of several compounds of barium, esp. barium oxide and barium hydroxide.
Webster's New World

Any of several compounds of barium, especially barium sulphate and barium hydroxide.


Origin of Baryta

  • New Latin from Greek barutēs weight from barus heavy gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek βαρύτης (barutes, “heaviness”), from βαρύς (barus, “heavy”).

    From Wiktionary

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