Definition of Strontium

1. Noun. A soft silver-white or yellowish metallic element of the alkali metal group; turns yellow in air; occurs in celestite and strontianite.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 38, Sr
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Specialized synonyms: Strontium 90
Substance meronyms: Celestite, Strontianite



Definition of Strontium

1. n. A metallic element of the calcium group, always naturally occurring combined, as in the minerals strontianite, celestite, etc. It is isolated as a yellowish metal, somewhat malleable but harder than calcium. It is chiefly employed (as in the nitrate) to color pyrotechnic flames red. Symbol Sr. Atomic weight 87.3.

Definition of Strontium

1. Noun. a metallic chemical element (''symbol'' Sr) with an atomic number of 38. ¹

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Definition of Strontium

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strontium

strontianite
strontianites
strontians
strontias
strontic
strontiferous
strontioborite
strontiochevkinite
strontiodresserite
strontioginorite
strontiojoaquinite
strontiomelane
strontiopyrochlore
strontiowhitlockite
strontitic
strontium (current term)
strontium-90
strontium 90
strontiums
strook
strooke
strooken
strookes
stroopwafel
stroopwafels
strop
strophanthidin
strophanthin
strophanthins
strophanthus

Literary usage of Strontium

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1. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"DETECTION strontium is precipitated with barium ¡imi calcium, ... strontium and calcium in the filtrate are separated from the excess of potassium chromate ..."

2. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer, Harold Govett Colman, Arthur Harden (1907)
"strontium COMPOUNDS. 268 The preparation of strontium compounds free from calcium and barium is a matter of considerable difficulty. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"The chief advantage claimed for strontium salicylate as compared with sodium salicylate is that the strontium salt gives rise to fewer unpleasant by-effects ..."

4. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"In ammonium chloride, strontium carbonate dissolves to a less marked degree than ... strontium sulphate is less insoluble in water than barium sulphate; ..."

5. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"strontium occurs quite commonly with calcium, but usually in much smaller amounts. ... Metallic strontium is described generally as a silver-white metal but ..."

6. A System of Instruction in Quantitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius, O. D. Allen, Samuel William Johnson (1881)
"strontium is weighed either as strontium sulphate or as strontium carbonate (§ 72). strontium in the form of oxide, hydroxide, or carbonate, ..."

7. A System of Instruction in Quantitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius, Samuel William Johnson (1881)
"strontium is weighed either as strontium sulphate or as strontium carbonate (§ 72). strontium in the form of oxide, hydroxide, or carbonate, ..."

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