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Related to chlorite: kaolinite, chlorite schist, Sodium chlorite
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.
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]
(Elements & Compounds) any salt of chlorous acid, containing the monovalent ion ClO2–
chlo•rite1(ˈklɔr aɪt, ˈkloʊr-)
a group of usu. green minerals, hydrous silicates of aluminum, ferrous iron, and magnesium, occurring in platelike crystals or scales.
chlo•rit•ic (klɔˈrɪt ɪk, kloʊ-) adj.
chlo•rite2(ˈklɔr aɪt, ˈkloʊr-)
a salt containing ClO2.