chlorite

noun (1)
chlo·rite | \ ˈklȯr-ˌīt \

Definition of chlorite 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

chlorite

noun (2)

Definition of chlorite (Entry 2 of 2)

: a salt containing the anion ClO2 chlorite of sodium

Other words from chlorite

Noun (1)

chloritic \klȯ-ˈri-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of chlorite

Noun (1)

1794, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chlorite

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

probably from French, from chlor-

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chlorite

noun
chlo·rite | \ -ˌīt \

Medical Definition of chlorite 

: a salt containing the anion ClO2

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