Definition of strontia in English:

strontia

noun

Chemistry
  • [mass noun] Strontium oxide, a white solid resembling quicklime.

    • ‘Baryta, lime, and strontia behave in the same way.’
    • ‘The correctness of the rate of solubility of the strontia carbonate as given by Bineau is thus confirmed.’
    • ‘Nearly two decades later, Davy showed that strontia was a compound of a metal and oxygen, a metal to which the name strontium was then given.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from earlier strontian, denoting native strontium carbonate from Strontian, a parish in the Highland region of Scotland, where it was discovered.

Pronunciation:

strontia

/ˈstrɒnʃ(ɪ)ə/