American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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.
- n. The inorganic group ClO2 or a salt containing it.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of a group of minerals, most of which have a grass-green to olive-green color, and a micaceous structure. Some varieties are massive, consisting of fine scales; others are granular. They are hydrous silicates of aluminium, ferrous iron, and magnesium.
- n. In chem., a salt of chlorous acid. The chlorites are remarkable for their strong bleaching and oxidizing properties.
- n. mineralogy A dark green mineral resembling serpentine, being a mixed silicate of magnesium, iron and aluminium.
- n. chemistry Any salt of chlorous acid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. (Chem.) Any salt of chlorous acid.
- From Ancient Greek χλωρῖτις. (Wiktionary)
- Latin chlōrītis, a green precious stone, from Greek khlōrītis, from khlōros, green. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Basically, a process called metamorphism caused the basalts in Shenandoah to recrystallize with new minerals, such as chlorite, epidote, and albite, which help give the rocks their greenish hue.”
“Some of the elaborately carved chlorite vessels from Jiroft are inlaid with semiprecious stones.”
“The false cenotaph in the public upper chamber was in white marble, the color of freshly drawn milk, inlaid profusely with stylized flowers in tiers—a lapis lazuli blue, a jasper red, a bloodstone black, an agate and sard brown, a carnelian orange, a chlorite and jade green, and a yellow limestone.”
“Sodium chlorite (NaClO2) isn't chlorine dioxide (ClO2) by Michael Lusk on Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 6: 11: 26 PM”
“Make sure they contain chlorine dioxide, zinc ion or sodium chlorite.”
“Visitors may recognize other hallmark Minoan artifacts in the show: clay tablets inscribed with the still-undeciphered Linear A writing, a bull's head rhyton carved from chlorite with gilded horns, and the "Chieftain's Cup," a carved steatite conical cup with processional scene (see photo gallery).”
“We also discovered bones, stone tools, pieces of carbonized wood, and a bead made of chlorite.”
“The Grinnell argillite is rich in hematite, with occasional green banding due to the presence of chlorite above.”
“This formation is the approximate temporal counterpart of the Grayson Shale in the Big Belt Mountains Fedonkin and Yochelson, 2002 and can appear green in color, due to the large amount of chlorite minerals.”
“Most of the mouthwashes contain an oxidating agent, such as sodium chlorite, which the companies say chemically neutralizes mouth gases.”
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