uvarovite [oo-vahr-uh-vahyt, yoo-] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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; seeExamples 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.
Uvarovite, named for Count Uvarov of Russia, also makes valuable gems if found in pieces of sufficient size and luster.
British Dictionary definitions for uvarovite uvarovite 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 uvarovite in Science uvarovite [yōō-vär′ə-vīt′, ōō-]
- An emerald-green variety of garnet found in chromium deposits. Chemical formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3.