chloritoid

noun
chlo·​ri·​toid | \ -rəˌtȯid \
plural -s

Definition of chloritoid

: a mineral (Mg1Fe)AlSiAlO5(OH)2 consisting of a silicate of aluminum and ferrous iron with magnesium occurring usually in dull green to gray or grayish black masses of brittle folia and related to the brittle micas (as clintonite)

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History and Etymology for chloritoid

German, from chlorit chlorite (mineral) + -oid

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“Chloritoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloritoid. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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