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bar·ite

 (bâr′īt, băr′-) also ba·ry·tes (bə-rī′tēz)
n.
A yellow, white, or colorless crystalline mineral of barium sulfate, BaSO4, that is used in paint and as the chief source of barium chemicals. Also called heavy spar.

[Greek barus, heavy; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots + -ite.]

barite

(ˈbɛəraɪt)
n
(Minerals) US and Canadian a colourless or white mineral consisting of barium sulphate in orthorhombic crystalline form, occurring in sedimentary rocks and with sulphide ores: a source of barium. Formula: BaSO4. Also called: barytes or heavy spar
[C18: from bar(ium) + -ite1]

bar•ite

(ˈbɛər aɪt, ˈbær-)

n.
a mineral, barium sulfate, BaSO4, occurring in white, yellow, or colorless tabular crystals: the principal ore of barium.
[1780–90; bar (ytes) + -ite1]

bar·ite

(bâr′īt)
A usually white or clear mineral consisting of barium sulfate and occurring as flattened blades. Barite also occurs in a circular pattern of crystals that looks like a flower and, when colored red by iron stains, is called a desert rose. Barite is used as a source of barium.
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Noun1.barite - a white or colorless mineral (BaSO4); the main source of barium
atomic number 56, Ba, barium - a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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