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lithosol

[ lith-uh-sawl, -sol ]

noun

  1. a group of shallow soils lacking well-defined horizons, especially an entisol consisting of partially weathered rock fragments, usually on steep slopes.


lithosol

/ ˈlɪθəˌsɒl /

noun

  1. a type of azonal soil consisting chiefly of unweathered or partly weathered rock fragments, usually found on steep slopes


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lithosol1

First recorded in 1935–40; litho- + -sol

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lithosol1

C20: from litho- + Latin solum soil

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