Definition of strontia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstränSH(ē)ə/


Strontium oxide, a white solid resembling quicklime.
  • Chemical formula: SrO.
Example sentences
  • Nearly two decades later, Davy showed that strontia was a compound of a metal and oxygen, a metal to which the name strontium was then given.
  • Baryta, lime, and strontia behave in the same way.
  • The correctness of the rate of solubility of the strontia carbonate as given by Bineau is thus confirmed.


Early 19th century: from earlier strontian, denoting native strontium carbonate from Strontian, a parish in the Highland region of Scotland, where it was discovered.

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Syllabification: stron·ti·a

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