cli·​no·​chlore | \ ˈklīnəˌklō(ə)r \
variants: or clinochlorite \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈklōrˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of clinochlore

: 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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History and Etymology for clinochlore

clin- + Greek chlōros pale green or English chlorite

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“Clinochlore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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