strontium

noun stron·tium \ ˈsträn(t)-sh(ē-)əm , ˈsträn-tē-əm \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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 Chemical Elements Table

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Origin and Etymology of strontium

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


STRONTIUM Defined for English Language Learners

strontium

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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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strontium

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

medical Definition of strontium

: a soft malleable ductile bivalent metallic element of the alkaline-earth group occurring only in combination symbol Sr — see Chemical Elements Table

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