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chlo·rite 1

A generally green or black secondary mineral, (Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8, often formed by metamorphic alteration of primary dark rock minerals, that appears as a spot of green and resembles mica.

[Latin chlōrītis, a green precious stone, from Greek khlōrītis, from khlōros, green; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

chlo·rit′ic (klôr-ĭt′ĭk) adj.

chlo·rite 2

The anionic univalent ClO2 group derived from chlorous acid, or a compound containing this group.


(Minerals) 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
[C18: from Latin chlōrītis precious stone of a green colour, from Greek khlōritis, from khlōros greenish yellow]
chloritic adj


(Elements & Compounds) any salt of chlorous acid, containing the monovalent ion ClO2


(ˈklɔr aɪt, ˈkloʊr-)

a group of usu. green minerals, hydrous silicates of aluminum, ferrous iron, and magnesium, occurring in platelike crystals or scales.
[1785–95; probably < Latin chlōrītīs a green precious stone; see chloro-1, -ite1]
chlo•rit•ic (klɔˈrɪt ɪk, kloʊ-) adj.


(ˈklɔr aɪt, ˈkloʊr-)

a salt containing ClO2.
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Noun1.chlorite - a generally green or black mineral; it occurs as a constituent of many rocks typically in the form of a flat crystal
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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