chro·​mite | \ ˈkrō-ˌmīt How to pronounce chromite (audio) \

Definition of chromite

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

Examples of chromite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers looked at the meteorite through an electron microscope, finding traces of chromite, phosphate, and iron-nickle-sulfide inside the diamonds, minerals that only form under extreme pressure. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Diamonds Trapped in Strange Meteorite Came From Solar System’s Earliest Planets," 19 Apr. 2018 In addition to its leading nickel-export role, the Philippines has large reserves of gold, copper and chromite, among other metals and minerals. Biman Mukherji, WSJ, "Philippines’ Duterte Threatens Mining Companies to Behave or Suffer ‘Eventual Ruin’," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of chromite

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chromite

probably borrowed from German Chromit, from Chrom chrome entry 1 + -it -ite entry 1

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“Chromite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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