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chromite

[kroh-mahyt] /ˈkroʊ maɪt/
noun
1.
Chemistry. a salt of chromium in the bivalent state.
2.
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
1830-1840
1830-40; chrom(ium) or chrom(ate) + -ite1
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chromite

/ˈkrəʊmaɪt/
noun
1.
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
2.
a salt of chromous acid
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