perovskite

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noun pe·rov·skite \pə-ˈräv-ˌskīt, -ˈräf-\

Definition of perovskite

  1. :  a yellow, brown, or grayish-black mineral consisting of an oxide of calcium and titanium and sometimes containing rare earth elements

Origin and Etymology of perovskite

German Perowskit, from Count L. A. Perovskiĭ †1856 Russian statesman


First Known Use: 1840

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