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 (yo͞o-vär′ə-vīt′, o͞o-)
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]


(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]
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