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barite


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barite  \Ba"rite\,  n.  (Min.) 
  Native  sulphate  of  barium,  a  mineral  occurring  in 
  transparent,  colorless,  white  to  yellow  crystals  (generally 
  tabular),  also  in  granular  form  and  in  compact  massive  forms 
  resembling  marble.  It  has  a  high  specific  gravity,  and  hence 
  is  often  called  {heavy  spar}.  It  is  a  common  mineral  in 
  metallic  veins. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barytes  \Ba*ry"tes\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  heavy:  cf  Gr  ?  heaviness,  F. 
  baryte.]  (Min.) 
  Barium  sulphate,  generally  called  {heavy  spar}  or  {barite}. 
  See  {Barite}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barite 
  n  :  a  white  or  colorless  mineral  (BaSO4);  the  main  source  of 
  barium  [syn:  {heavy  spar},  {barytes},  {barium  sulphate}] 




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