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strontianite

[stron-shee-uh-nahyt, -shuh-nahyt] /ˈstrɒn ʃi əˌnaɪt, -ʃəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, strontium carbonate, SrCO 3 , occurring in radiating, fibrous, or granular aggregates and crystals, varying from white to yellow and pale green: a minor ore of strontium.
Origin of strontianite
1785-1795
1785-95; strontian + -ite1
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strontianite

/ˈstrɒntɪəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a white, lightly coloured, or colourless mineral consisting of strontium carbonate in orthorhombic crystalline form: it is a source of strontium compounds. Formula: SrCO3
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