• WordNet 3.6
    • n chlorite a generally green or black mineral; it occurs as a constituent of many rocks typically in the form of a flat crystal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chlorite (Chem) Any salt of chlorous acid; as, chlorite of sodium.
    • n Chlorite (Min) The name of a group of minerals, usually of a green color and micaceous to granular in structure. They are hydrous silicates of alumina, iron, and magnesia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chlorite The name of a group of minerals, most of which have a grass-green to olive-green color, and a micaceous structure. Some varieties are massive, consisting of fine scales; others are granular. They are hydrous silicates of aluminium, ferrous iron, and magnesium.
    • n chlorite In chem., a salt of chlorous acid. The chlorites are remarkable for their strong bleaching and oxidizing properties.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Chlorite a mineral consisting of silica, alumina, &c., in variable proportions—it is of a green colour, rather soft, and is easily scratched with a knife
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. (sc. ), fr. chlwro`s light green
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chlōros, pale-green.


In literature:

"The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man" by Charles Lyell
The ore is found in a sort of chloritic slate and iron pyrites which follow the ledge all around.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882" by Various
Apparently a vein of it would not be noticed at all from the surrounding rock of gravelly earth, but there it is, and in a vein of chlorite.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
Silver nitrate is also used to discover whether the paper has been washed with chlorine or chlorites.
"Disputed Handwriting" by Jerome B. Lavay
A perforated tablet, made of gray, chloritic schist, 2-1/2 inches long by 1-1/2 inches broad, illustrated in Fig.
"Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made" by William H. Holmes
Where chlorite is important, it is sometimes called chloritic or "propylitic" alteration.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
The chlorites usually occur as salt (H=2-3) scaly aggregates of a dark-green colour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Mica, epidote, and chlorite are also present as accessories.
"Volcanoes: Past and Present" by Edward Hull
The principal substances of this description are kaolin, muscovite and chlorite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
The Chloritic Marl in the Wealden district furnishes much phosphatic material, which has been extensively worked at Froyle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various

In news:

They say a late April test showed excessive levels of chlorite , a bi-product of water disinfectant, in the water supply.
Sodium chlorite tablets also can be used to sanitize .