uvarovite

[ oo-vahr-uh-vahyt, yoo- ]
/ uˈvɑr əˌvaɪt, yu- /
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noun

Mineralogy. a variety of garnet colored emerald-green by the presence of chromium.

Nearby words

  1. uv index,
  2. uv-a,
  3. uv-b,
  4. uva,
  5. uvalde,
  6. uvb,
  7. uvea,
  8. uvedale,
  9. uveitis,
  10. uveoparotid fever

Origin of uvarovite

1825–35; < German, named after Count S. S. Uvarov (1785–1855), president of St. Petersburg Academy; see -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for uvarovite

uvarovite

/ (uːˈvɑːrəˌvaɪt) /

noun

an emerald-green garnet found in chromium deposits: consists of calcium chromium silicate. Formula: Ca 3 Cr 2 (SiO 4) 3

Word Origin for uvarovite

C19: from German Uvarovit; named after Count Sergei S. Uvarov (1785–1855), Russian author and statesman

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Science definitions for uvarovite

uvarovite

[ yōō-värə-vīt′, ōō- ]

An emerald-green variety of garnet found in chromium deposits. Chemical formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3.
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