strontianite definition by Webster's New World
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a light-colored, semihard mineral, strontium carbonate, SrCO, that is an ore of strontium
Origin: strontian plush -ite
strontianite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A gray to yellowish-green ore of strontium, SrCO3.
Origin: strontian, strontianite (short for Strontian earth, after Strontian, a village of west-central Scotland) + -ite1.