Definition of chromite in English:

Share this entry

chromite

Pronunciation: /ˈkrōmīt/

noun

A brownish-black mineral that consists of a mixed oxide of chromium and iron and is the principal ore of chromium.
Example sentences
  • Layered intrusions commonly occur with mafic intrusions where the minerals (such as olivine, pyroxene, chromite, magnetite and plagioclase) have a wider range of specific gravity, and the magma viscosity was low.
  • Il is envisaged that while the footwall anorthositc was still unconsolidated possibly to a depth in excess of 10m, liquefaction of part of this interval occurred, and at a similar time chromite commenced accumulating.
  • Early minerals, such as the chromium-bearing mineral chromite, crystallize early and are denser than the surrounding magma.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from chrome or chromium + -ite1.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: chro·mite

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.