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An emerald-green variety of garnet, Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3, found in chromium deposits.
[After Count Sergei Semenovitch Uvarov (1785-1855), president of the St. Petersburg Academy.]
(Minerals) an emerald-green garnet found in chromium deposits: consists of calcium chromium silicate. Formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
[C19: from German Uvarovit; named after Count Sergei S. Uvarov (1785–1855), Russian author and statesman]
u•va•rov•ite(uˈvɑr əˌvaɪt, yu-)
the rarest of the garnets, colored emerald-green by the presence of chromium.
[< German (1832), after Count S. S. Uvarov (1785–1855), president of St. Petersburg Academy]