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stron·ti·um

 (strŏn′chē-əm, -tē-əm, -shəm)
n. Symbol Sr
A soft, silvery, easily oxidized metallic element that ignites spontaneously in air when finely divided. Strontium is used in pyrotechnic compounds and various alloys, and as a coating on cathode-ray tubes and related display devices to block x-ray emission. Atomic number 38; atomic weight 87.62; melting point 777°C; boiling point 1,382°C; specific gravity 2.64; valence 2. See Periodic Table.

[From New Latin strontia, strontium oxide, from English strontian; see strontianite.]

stron′tic (-tĭk) adj.

strontium

(ˈstrɒntɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a soft silvery-white element of the alkaline earth group of metals, occurring chiefly in celestite and strontianite. Its compounds burn with a crimson flame and are used in fireworks. The radioisotope strontium-90, with a half-life of 28.1 years, is used in nuclear power sources and is a hazardous nuclear fall-out product. Symbol: Sr; atomic no: 38; atomic wt: 87.62; valency: 2; relative density: 2.54; melting pt: 769°C; boiling pt: 1384°C
[C19: from New Latin, from strontian]

stron•ti•um

(ˈstrɒn ʃi əm, -ʃəm, -ti əm)

n.
a bivalent, metallic chemical element whose compounds resemble those of calcium, found in nature only in the combined state, as in strontianite: used in fireworks, flares, and tracer bullets. Symbol: Sr; at. wt.: 87.62; at. no.: 38; sp. gr.: 2.6.
[1800–10; < New Latin (see strontianite)]

stron·ti·um

(strŏn′chē-əm, strŏn′tē-əm)
Symbol Sr A soft, silvery metallic element that is an alkaline-earth metal and occurs naturally only as a sulfate or carbonate. One of its isotopes is used in the radiometric dating of rocks. Because strontium salts burn with a red flame, they are used to make fireworks and signal flares. Atomic number 38. See Periodic Table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strontium - a soft silver-white or yellowish metallic element of the alkali metal groupstrontium - a soft silver-white or yellowish metallic element of the alkali metal group; turns yellow in air; occurs in celestite and strontianite
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
strontium 90 - a radioactive isotope of strontium (with the mass number 90) that is present in the fallout from nuclear explosions; can be assimilated like calcium into bones
celestite - a mineral consisting of strontium sulphate
strontianite - a mineral consisting of strontium carbonate
Translations
стронций
stroncium
strontium
strontsium
stroncij
stroncium
strontín
ストロンチウム
stroncis
strontium
stront
stronţiu
stroncium
stroncij
strontium
stronsiyum

strontium

[ˈstrɒntɪəm] Nestroncio m
strontium 90estroncio m 90

strontium

nStrontium nt

strontium

[ˈstrɒntɪəm] nstronzio

stron·ti·um

n. estroncio, elemento químico con propiedades parecidas a las del calcio que se emplea como tónico gástrico y antiséptico.
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According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 54 becquerels of strontium 89 per kilogram were detected in soil collected in the city of Fukushima on April 27.