Definition of uvarovite in English:

uvarovite

noun

mass noun
  • An emerald green variety of garnet, containing chromium.

    • ‘On a dark night during the fall I was examining the uvarovite and I discovered that there was a crack in the calcite on the side of the uvarovite.’
    • ‘Just as the gemstone alexandrite was named after the Czar Alexander, uvarovite is named after the Russian Count Uvarov of the mid 1800's.’
    • ‘In previous investigations of the synthesis of the garnet, uvarovite, various temperatures have been given for the synthetic product to be obtained.’
    • ‘Uvarovite is formed from the metamorphism of impure siliceous limestones and some other rocks that contain chromium.’
    • ‘Also begun was the extraction of rare minerals and gemstones along with their accompanying minerals in the Il'men Mountains as well as recovery of uvarovite at Sarany.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from the name of Count Sergei S. Uvarov (1785–1855), Russian statesman, + -ite.

Pronunciation

uvarovite

/uːˈvarə(ʊ)vʌɪt/