a salt of chlorous acid containing the monovalent, negative radical ClO
any of a group of usually greenish, soft, monoclinic minerals, (Mg,Al,Fe)(Si,Al)O(OH), that break into thin, flexible, micalike sheets and are usually found in metamorphic rocks
Origin of chloriteClassical Latin chloritis ; from Classical Greek chl?ritis ; from chl?ros, pale green
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.
Origin of chloriteLatin chl&omacron;r&imacron;tis, a green precious stone, from Greek khl&omacron;r&imacron;tis, from khl&omacron;ros, green; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
The anionic univalent ClO2 group derived from chlorous acid, or a compound containing this group.
From Ancient Greek χλωρῖτις (khlōritis).