strontian

strontian

[stron-shee-uhn, -shuhn]

Origin:
1780–90; short for Strontian earth mineral first found in Strontian parish, Argyllshire, Scotland

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strontian (ˈstrɒntɪən)
 
n
1.  another name for strontianite
2.  strontium another name for strontium monoxide
 
[C18: named after a parish in Argyll, where it was discovered]

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