[ oo-vahr-uh-vahyt, yoo- ]
/ uˈvɑr əˌvaɪt, yu- /
Mineralogy. a variety of garnet colored emerald-green by the presence of chromium.
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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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Example sentences from the Web for uvarovite
Uvarovite, named for Count Uvarov of Russia, also makes valuable gems if found in pieces of sufficient size and luster.
Green garnets are of two kinds, the calcium-iron garnet, known as demantoid, and the calcium-chromium garnet known as uvarovite.
British Dictionary definitions for uvarovite
/ (uːˈvɑːrəˌvaɪt) /
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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Scientific definitions for uvarovite
[ yōō-vär′ə-vīt′, ōō- ]
An emerald-green variety of garnet found in chromium deposits. Chemical formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3.
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