- atomic number 38
Origin of Strontium
Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for the name of the Scottish town Strontian. The place name is from Scottish Gaelic Sròn an t- Sithein, "nose of fairy hill," said to be inhabited by the mythological sídhe.
From New Latin strontia strontium oxide from English strontian strontianite
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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