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 ) -ite 1
(usually uncountable, plural strontianites)