noun chro·mite \ˈkrō-ˌmīt\

Definition of chromite

  1. 1 :  a black mineral that consists of an oxide of iron and chromium and is the only chromium ore

  2. 2 :  an oxide of divalent chromium

Origin and Etymology of chromite

German Chromit, from chrom-

First Known Use: 1799

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