a light-colored, semihard mineral, strontium carbonate, SrCO, that is an ore of strontium
Origin of strontianitestrontian + -ite
A gray to yellowish-green ore of strontium, SrCO3.
Origin of strontianitestrontian, strontianite (short for Strontian earth, after Strontian, a village of west-central Scotland) + –ite1.
(usually uncountable, plural strontianites)