strontia

[ stron-shee-uh, -shuh ]
/ ˈstrɒn ʃi ə, -ʃə /

noun Chemistry.

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 of strontia

First recorded in 1795–1805; stronti(an) + -a4
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strontia
/ (ˈstrɒntɪə) /

noun

another name for strontium monoxide

Word Origin for strontia

C19: changed from strontian
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