chlorite

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From Ancient Greek χλωρῖτις (khlōritis).

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chlorite (plural chlorites)

  1. (mineralogy) A dark green mineral resembling serpentine, being a mixed silicate of magnesium, iron and aluminium.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 177:
      They have been heated enough to impart a delicate blue-green hue, which is because of the abundance of the ‘low-grade’ metamorphic mineral, chlorite.
  2. (chemistry) Any salt of chlorous acid.

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chlorite m (plural chlorites)

  1. chlorite (salt of chlorous acid)