Chlo"rite (?), n. [Gr. (sc. ), fr. light green.] Min.

The name of a group of minerals, usually of a green color and micaceous to granular in structure. They are hydrous silicates of alumina, iron, and magnesia.

Chlorite slate, a schistose or slaty rock consisting of alumina, iron, and magnesia.


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Chlo"rite, n. [Chlorous + -ite.] Chem.

Any salt of chlorous acid; as, chlorite of sodium.


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