latosol

[ lat-uh-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˈlæt əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. latitudinarian,
  2. latitudinous,
  3. latium,
  4. latke,
  5. latona,
  6. latour,
  7. latreutic,
  8. latria,
  9. latrine,
  10. latrobe

Origin of latosol

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

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Science definitions for latosol

latosol

[ lătə-sôl′ ]

See laterite.
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