perovskite [puh-rof-skahyt, -rov-] Word Origin noun Mineralogy.
- 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; seeBritish Dictionary definitions for perovskite perovskite noun
- 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