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Meaning of chlorite

chlo•rite

Pronunciation: (klôr'īt, klōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a group of minerals, hydrous silicates of aluminum, ferrous iron, and magnesium, occurring in green platelike crystals or scales.

chlo•rite

Pronunciation: (klôr'īt, klōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a salt of chlorous acid, as potassium chlorite, KClO.
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