Meaning of baryta
Pronunciation: (bu-rī'tu), [key]
— n. Chem.
- a white or yellowish-white poisonous solid, BaO, highly reactive with water: used chiefly as a dehydrating agent and in the manufacture of glass.
- the hydroxide, hydrated form of this compound, Ba(OH)&multiplydot;8HO, used chiefly in the industrial preparation of beet sugar and for refining animal and vegetable oils.
- baryta (Thesaurus)