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strontian

[stron-shee-uh n, -shuh n]
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noun
  1. strontianite.
  2. strontia.
  3. strontium.
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Origin of strontian

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

noun
  1. another name for strontianite
  2. another name for strontium, strontium monoxide
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Word Origin

C18: named after a parish in Argyll, where it was discovered
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