[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.
  2. strontium hydroxide.

Origin of strontia

First recorded in 1795–1805; stronti(an) + -a4 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  1. another name for strontium monoxide

Word Origin for strontia

C19: changed from strontian
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