barite [ber′īt΄]
[< Gr barys, weighty (see GRAVE1) + -ITE1]
a soft, heavy, orthorhombic mineral, barium sulfate, BaSO4, that is the chief ore of barium, used in making paint, DRILLING MUD, etc.

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