clinochlore

noun cli·no·chlore \ˈklīnəˌklō(ə)r\
variants: or

clinochlorite

Definition of clinochlore

plural

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  1. :  a mineral (Mg,Fe,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4, of the chlorite group consisting of magnesium aluminum silicate usually containing iron, and occurring in monoclinic pseudohexagonal crystals, in folia or scales, or massive and commonly of a green color —called also ripidolite

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Origin and Etymology of clinochlore

clin- + Greek chlōros pale green or English chlorite — more at yellow


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