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perovskite

[puh-rof-skahyt, -rov-] /pəˈrɒf skaɪt, -ˈrɒv-/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a naturally occurring titanate of calcium, CaTiO 3 , found as yellow, brown, or black cubic crystals, usually in metamorphic rocks.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < German Perowskit, named after Count Lev Alekseevich Perovskiĭ (1792-1856), Russian statesman; see -ite1
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perovskite

/pɛˈrɒvskaɪt/
noun
1.
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
C19: named after Count Lev Alekseevich Perovski (1792–1856), Russian statesman
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