uvarovite


uvarovite

uvarovite [oo-vahr-uh-vahyt, yoo-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. 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 Examples from the Web for uvarovite Historical Examples of uvarovite

  • Green garnets are of two kinds, the calcium-iron garnet, known as demantoid, and the calcium-chromium garnet known as uvarovite.

    Birds and Nature Vol. 11 No. 4 [April 1902]

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  • Uvarovite, named for Count Uvarov of Russia, also makes valuable gems if found in pieces of sufficient size and luster.

    Birds and Nature Vol. 11 No. 4 [April 1902]

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for uvarovite uvarovite noun

    1. 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 uvarovite in Science uvarovite [yōō-vär′ə-vīt′, ōō-]

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

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