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strontian

[stron-shee-uh n, -shuh n] /ˈstrɒn ʃi ən, -ʃən/
noun
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Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; short for Strontian earth mineral first found in Strontian parish, Argyllshire, Scotland
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strontian

/ˈstrɒntɪən/
noun
1.
another name for strontianite
2.
another name for strontium, strontium monoxide
Word Origin
C18: named after a parish in Argyll, where it was discovered
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