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uvarovite

[oo-vahr-uh-vahyt, yoo-] /uˈvɑr əˌvaɪt, yu-/
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1.
Mineralogy. a variety of garnet colored emerald-green by the presence of chromium.
Origin of uvarovite
1825-1835
1825-35; < German, named after Count S. S. Uvarov (1785-1855), president of St. Petersburg Academy; see -ite1
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uvarovite

/uːˈvɑːrəˌvaɪt/
noun
1.
an emerald-green garnet found in chromium deposits: consists of calcium chromium silicate. Formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Word Origin
C19: from German Uvarovit; named after Count Sergei S. Uvarov (1785–1855), Russian author and statesman
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uvarovite
  (y-vär'ə-vīt', -)   
An emerald-green variety of garnet found in chromium deposits. Chemical formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3.
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