strontia

strontia

[stron-shee-uh, -shuh]
noun Chemistry.
1.
Also called strontium oxide. a white or grayish-white, amorphous powder, SrO, resembling lime in its general character: used chiefly in the manufacture of strontium salts.

Origin:
1795–1805; stronti(an) + -a4

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strontia (ˈstrɒntɪə)
 
n
another name for strontium monoxide
 
[C19: changed from strontian]

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