1

chlorite

noun chlo·rite \ ˈklȯr-ˌīt \

Definition of chlorite

:any of a group of usually green silicate minerals associated with and resembling the micas

chloritic

play \klȯ-ˈri-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of chlorite

German Chlorit, from Latin chloritis, a green stone, from Greek chlōritis, from chlōros


2

chlorite

noun

Definition of chlorite

:a salt containing the anion ClO2
  • chlorite of sodium

Origin and Etymology of chlorite

probably from French, from chlor-


Medical Dictionary

chlorite

noun chlo·rite \ -ˌīt \

medical Definition of chlorite

:a salt containing the anion ClO2

Learn More about chlorite


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chlorite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

readily predictable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!