latosol

[ lat-uh-sawl, -sol ]

noun
  1. a reddish lateritic soil of the tropics, deeply weathered and infertile, characterized by hydroxides of iron and aluminum.

Origin of latosol

1
1945–50; lat- (irregular extracted from Latin later;see laterite) + -o- + -sol

Words Nearby latosol

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Scientific definitions for latosol

latosol

[ lătə-sôl′ ]


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