EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a group of minerals, hydrous silicates of aluminum, ferrous iron, and magnesium, occurring in green platelike crystals or scales. Origin of chlorite 1
First recorded in
1595–1605; chlor- 1
-ite 1 Related forms chlo·rit·ic , [klaw- rit-ik, kloh-] /klɔˈrɪt ɪk, kloʊ-/ adjective noun a salt of chlorous acid, as potassium chlorite, KClO 2. Origin of chlorite 2
First recorded in
1850–55; chlor- 2
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Examples from the Web for chlorite Historical Examples of chlorite
Mica, epidote, and
chlorite are also present as accessories.
In igneous rock the ore-bearing solutions may have altered the wall rock to a dense mixture of quartz, sericite, and
chlorite is important, it is sometimes called chloritic or "propylitic" alteration.
I did feel that I did not owe my escape merely to my acquaintance with
chlorite and its properties. Chlorite is another soft, easily scratched mineral, generally of a dark-green colour. British Dictionary definitions for chlorite noun any of a group of green soft secondary minerals consisting of the hydrated silicates of aluminium, iron, and magnesium in monoclinic crystalline form: common in metamorphic rocks Derived Forms chloritic ( klɔːˈrɪtɪk), adjective Word Origin for chlorite
C18: from Latin
chlōrītis precious stone of a green colour, from Greek khlōritis, from khlōros greenish yellow noun any salt of chlorous acid, containing the monovalent ion ClO 2 –
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n. A salt of chlorous acid. The inorganic group ClO 2 or a salt containing it.
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A usually green or black, flaky mineral that looks like mica. Chlorite is either monoclinic or triclinic and occurs in low-grade metamorphic rocks (rocks that have undergone little metamorphism). It often forms by the alteration of dark minerals (often rich in iron and magnesium) during metamorphism. Chemical formula: (Mg,Fe,Al) 6(Si,Al) 4O 10(OH) 8. A salt containing the group ClO 2.
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