leptochlorite etymology

English word leptochlorite comes from English chlorite, English lepto- ((physics) lepton. Thin, fine, slender.)

Detailed word origin of leptochlorite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chlorite English (eng) (chemistry) Any salt of chlorous acid.. (mineral) A dark green mineral resembling serpentine, being a mixed silicate of magnesium, iron and aluminium.
lepto- English (eng) (physics) lepton. Thin, fine, slender.
leptochlorite English (eng) (mineral) A chlorite that contains mostly ferric iron rather than ferrous iron. Leptochlorites are typically richer in trivalent ions relative to silicon and divalent ions.

Words with the same origin as leptochlorite

Descendants of chlorite
baileychlore chloritic chloritoid
Descendants of lepto-
leptocephalic leptocurare leptocystidium leptocyte leptogenesis leptogenic leptogluon leptokurtic leptokurtosis leptokurtotic leptomorphic leptophilic leptophobic leptoproduction leptoquark leptosome leptosporangium