Definition of strontia in English:

strontia

noun

mass nounChemistry
  • Strontium oxide, a white solid resembling quicklime.

    Chemical formula: SrO

    • ‘Nearly two decades later, Davy showed that strontia was a compound of a metal and oxygen, a metal to which the name strontium was then given.’
    • ‘Baryta, lime, and strontia behave in the same way.’
    • ‘The correctness of the rate of solubility of the strontia carbonate as given by Bineau is thus confirmed.’

Origin

Early 19th century from earlier strontian, denoting native strontium carbonate from Strontian, a parish in the Highland region of Scotland, where it was discovered.

Pronunciation

strontia

/ˈstrɒnʃ(ɪ)ə/