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strontium

Pronunciation: stron'she-um

Definition: A metallic element, atomic no. 38, atomic wt. 87.62; one of the alkaline earth series and similar to calcium in chemical and biologic properties. Various salts of strontium are used therapeutically for their anions; strontium bromide, iodide, lactate.

[Strontian, a town in Scotland]

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