noun Chemistry strontium oxide, a white solid resembling quicklime. [SrO.]
C19: from earlier strontian, denoting native strontium carbonate from Strontian, a parish in Scotland, where it was discovered.

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  • Strontia — Stron ti*a, n. [NL. strontia, fr. Strontian, in Argyleshire, Scotland, where strontianite was first found.] (Chem.) An earth of a white color resembling lime in appearance, and baryta in many of its properties. It is an oxide of the metal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strontia — [strän′shə, strän′shē ə] n. [ModL < STRONTIAN] 1. the oxide of strontium, SrO, a white powder somewhat like lime 2. loosely strontium hydroxide, Sr(OH) 2 …   English World dictionary

  • strontia — /stron shee euh, sheuh/, n. Chem. 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. See strontium hydroxide. [1795… …   Universalium

  • strontia — stron·tia …   English syllables

  • strontia — /ˈstrɒntiə/ (say stronteeuh) noun 1. strontium oxide, SrO, a white amorphous powder resembling lime in its general character. 2. strontium hydroxide, Sr(OH)2. {New Latin, from Strontian, parish in western Scotland, where discovered} …  

  • strontia — n. Chem. strontium oxide. Etymology: strontian native strontium carbonate f. Strontian in the Highland Region of Scotland, where it was discovered …   Useful english dictionary

  • strontium hydroxide — noun : a deliquescent solid Sr(OH)2 that forms a crystalline octahydrate, that dissolves in water to form a decidedly alkaline solution, and that is used chiefly in making soaps and greases and in refining beet sugar and recovering sugar from the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strontium oxide — Chembox new Name = Strontium oxide ImageFile = Strontium oxide.jpg ImageName = Strontium oxide Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 1314 11 0 Section2 = Chembox Properties Formula = SrO MolarMass = 103.600 g/mol Appearance = Density = 5.7 g/cm3 …   Wikipedia

  • strontium oxide — noun : an oxide of strontium; especially : the crystalline monoxide SrO resembling lime and barium monoxide * * * strontium oxide, = strontia. (Cf. ↑strontia) …   Useful english dictionary

  • stron|ti|an — «STRON shee uhn, shuhn», noun. 1. = strontianite. (Cf. ↑strontianite) 2. = strontia. (Cf. ↑strontia) 3. = strontium. (Cf. ↑strontium) ╂[< Strontian, a parish in Argyllshire, Scotland, location of the lead mines where strontium was first found] …   Useful english dictionary

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