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[kroh-mahyt] /ˈkroʊ maɪt/
Chemistry. a salt of chromium in the bivalent state.
Mineralogy. a cubic mineral, ferrous chromate, Fe 3 Cr 2 O 3 , 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.
Origin of chromite
1830-40; chrom(ium) or chrom(ate) + -ite1 Unabridged
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  • It turned out to be a meeting to settle a dispute over a chromite mine.
  • World chromite ore reserves are more than adequate to meet anticipated world demand.
  • chromite ore and other chromium materials are not traded on commodity or futures exchanges.
  • chromite ore production is moving from independent producers to vertically integrated producers.
  • Some of these surface treatments include manganese dioxide, iron oxide, and iron chromite.
  • The export of chromite and ferrochromium also was among the country's chief sources of foreign exchange.
  • Chemical compatibility of doped yttrium chromite with other cell components was verified at the processing temperatures.
British Dictionary definitions for chromite


a brownish-black mineral consisting of a ferrous chromic oxide in cubic crystalline form, occurring principally in basic igneous rocks: the only commercial source of chromium and its compounds. Formula: FeCr2O4
a salt of chromous acid
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