Definition of strontianite in English:

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strontianite

Pronunciation: /ˈstränSH(ē)əˌnīt/

noun

A rare pale greenish-yellow or white mineral consisting of strontium carbonate.
Example sentences
  • These molds are now lined with crystals of celestine, fluorite, pyrite, strontianite, dolomite, calcite, sphalerite, and barite.
  • Other carbonates, i.e., ankerite, siderite, witherite, strontianite, may form if the respective metal cations are available.
  • Vug-filling minerals are barite, calcite, celestine, dolomite, sphalerite, and strontianite.

Origin

Late 18th century: from strontian (see strontia) + -ite1.

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Syllabification: stron·ti·an·ite

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