Definition of strontium
: 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
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Three chemicals will interact to form the color tracers — barium, strontium and cupric-oxide.
Specifically, NASA will use a short-range rocket to launch a payload of barium, strontium, and cupric oxide—
Other scientists performed isotope tests to measure oxygen, strontium, and nitrogen levels in the man’s bones.
Frei uses strontium isotope analyses in her research.
Like other animals, penguins excrete certain elements (copper, zinc, strontium, selenium) in proportions much higher than what is found in the surrounding environment.
For instance, barium compounds emit green, red comes from strontium and blues are made with copper.
Backed by Triumph's impressive technology and incorporating its classic design, the T595 comes in strontium yellow and jet black.
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Origin and Etymology of strontium
New Latin, from strontia strontium oxide, from obsolete English strontian, from Strontian, village in Scotland
First Known Use: 1808See Words from the same year
STRONTIUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of strontium for English Language Learners
: a soft silver-white metal that is used in color TV tubes and red fireworks
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