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  • (chemistry) Any salt of chlorous acid.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Chlo"rite (?), n. [Gr. &?; (sc. &?;), fr. chlwro`s light green.] (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.

Chlorite slate, a schistose or slaty rock consisting of alumina, iron, and magnesia.

Chlo"rite, n. [Chlorous + -ite.] (Chem.) Any salt of chlorous acid; as, chlorite of sodium.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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