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 chlōrītis a green precious stone from Greek khlōrītis from khlōros 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).