chlorite

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[ klawr-ahyt, klohr- ]
/ ˈklɔr aɪt, ˈkloʊr- /
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noun

a group of minerals, hydrous silicates of aluminum, ferrous iron, and magnesium, occurring in green platelike crystals or scales.

Nearby words

  1. chlorine,
  2. chlorine 36,
  3. chlorine acne,
  4. chlorine dioxide,
  5. chlorinity,
  6. chloritic,
  7. chlormerodrin,
  8. chloro-,
  9. chloroacetic,
  10. chloroacetic acid

Origin of chlorite

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First recorded in 1595–1605; chlor-1 + -ite1

Related formschlo·rit·ic [klaw-rit-ik, kloh-] /klɔˈrɪt ɪk, kloʊ-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for chloritic

chlorite

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/ (ˈklɔːraɪt) /

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 Formschloritic (klɔːˈrɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for chlorite

C18: from Latin chlōrītis precious stone of a green colour, from Greek khlōritis, from khlōros greenish yellow

chlorite

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/ (ˈklɔːraɪt) /

noun

any salt of chlorous acid, containing the monovalent ion ClO 2
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Medicine definitions for chloritic

chlorite

[ klôrīt′ ]

n.

A salt of chlorous acid.
The inorganic group ClO2 or a salt containing it.

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Science definitions for chloritic

chlorite

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[ klôrīt′ ]

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)4O10(OH)8.

chlorite

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[ klôrīt′ ]

A salt containing the group ClO2.
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