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latosol

[ lat-uh-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˈlæt əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /
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noun
a reddish lateritic soil of the tropics, deeply weathered and infertile, characterized by hydroxides of iron and aluminum.
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Origin of latosol

1945–50; lat- (irregular extracted from Latin later;see laterite) + -o- + -sol
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Scientific definitions for latosol

latosol
[ lătə-sôl′ ]

See laterite.
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