- a naturally occurring titanate of calcium, CaTiO3, found as yellow, brown, or black cubic crystals, usually in metamorphic rocks.
Origin of perovskite
1835–45; < German Perowskit, named after Count Lev Alekseevich Perovskiĭ (1792–1856), Russian statesman; see -ite1
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- a yellow, brown, or greyish-black mineral form of calcium titanate with some rare-earth elements, which is used in certain high-temperature ceramic superconductors
Word Origin for perovskite
C19: named after Count Lev Alekseevich Perovski (1792–1856), Russian statesman
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