strontianite

[ stron-shee-uh-nahyt, -shuh-nahyt ]
/ ˈstrɒn ʃi əˌnaɪt, -ʃəˌnaɪt /
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noun

a mineral, strontium carbonate, SrCO3, occurring in radiating, fibrous, or granular aggregates and crystals, varying from white to yellow and pale green: a minor ore of strontium.

Nearby words

  1. strongyloides,
  2. strongyloidiasis,
  3. strongylosis,
  4. strontia,
  5. strontian,
  6. strontium,
  7. strontium 90,
  8. strontium hydroxide,
  9. strontium monoxide,
  10. strontium unit

Origin of strontianite

First recorded in 1785–95; strontian + -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for strontianite

strontianite

/ (ˈstrɒntɪəˌnaɪt) /

noun

a white, lightly coloured, or colourless mineral consisting of strontium carbonate in orthorhombic crystalline form: it is a source of strontium compounds. Formula: SrCO 3
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