Meaning of chromite

chro•mite

Pronunciation: (krō'mīt), [key]
— n.
  1. a salt of chromium in the bivalent state.
  2. a cubic mineral, ferrous chromate, FeCrO, usually with much of the ferrous iron and aluminum replaced by magnesium, and some of the chromium by ferric iron: the principal ore of chromium.
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