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strontium

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noun stron·tium \ˈsträn(t)-sh(ē-)əm, ˈsträn-tē-əm\

Simple Definition of strontium

  • : a soft silver-white metal that is used in color TV tubes and red fireworks

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of strontium

  1. :  a soft malleable ductile metallic element of the alkaline-earth group occurring only in combination and used especially in color TV tubes, in crimson fireworks, and in the production of some ferrites — see element table

Origin and Etymology of strontium

New Latin, from strontia strontium oxide, from obsolete English strontian, from Strontian, village in Scotland


First Known Use: 1808


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strontium

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noun stron·tium \ˈsträn-ch(ē-)əm, ˈstränt-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of strontium

  1. :  a soft malleable ductile bivalent metallic element of the alkaline-earth group occurring only in combination—symbol Sr; see element table




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