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chlorite 1

Line breaks: chlor|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈklɔːrʌɪt/

noun

[mass noun]
A dark green mineral consisting of a basic hydrated aluminosilicate of magnesium and iron. It occurs as a constituent of many rocks, typically forming flat crystals resembling mica.
Example sentences
  • The clay minerals illite, chlorite and montmorillonite were identified within the palaeosols by X-ray diffraction.
  • These planes, referred to as slaty cleavage, are caused by the rearrangement of minerals such as mica, chlorite, and clay within the rock.
  • No metamorphic mineral growth, besides chlorite and white mica growth and quartz recrystallization, is found within the matrix of the melange, precluding burial to significant depths.

Origin

Late 18th century: via Latin from Greek khlōritis, a green precious stone.

Derivatives

chloritic

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Pronunciation: /klɔːˈrɪtɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The fragments are angular and the feldspar fragments fresh, although there are considerable amounts of chloritic alteration products.
  • Shallow pits were excavated, and several small datolite nodules were recovered that had a somewhat almond shape and a dark black chloritic rind.
  • This datolite conforms to the outline of the vesicles, and the rim or rinds of the masses are semismooth and usually coated with a dark green to black chloritic mineral.

Words that rhyme with chlorite

forthright • downright

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chlorite 2 Line breaks: chlor|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈklɔːrʌɪt/

noun

Chemistry
A salt of chlorous acid, containing the anion ClO2.
Example sentences
  • Furthermore, GAC filtration has been reported to efficiently remove chlorites.
  • Sodium chlorite, hypochlorite, perborate, and peroxide are used to bleach paper, cotton, and rayon.
  • Thus, perchlorate ion is a stronger oxidant than chlorate ion, followed by chlorite ion and hypochlorite ion.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from chlorine + -ite1.

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