[oo-vahr-uh-vahyt, yoo-]


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

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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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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[yōō-värə-vīt′, ōō-]

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