perovskite

perovskite

[puh-rof-skahyt, -rov-]
noun Mineralogy.
a naturally occurring titanate of calcium, CaTiO 3 , found as yellow, brown, or black cubic crystals, usually in metamorphic rocks.

Origin:
1835–45; < German Perowskit, named after Count Lev Alekseevich Perovskiĭ (1792–1856), Russian statesman; see -ite1

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perovskite (pɛˈrɒvskaɪt)
 
n
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
 
[C19: named after Count Lev Alekseevich Perovski (1792--1856), Russian statesman]

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