- a group of shallow soils lacking well-defined horizons, especially an entisol consisting of partially weathered rock fragments, usually on steep slopes.
Origin of lithosol
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- mainly US a type of azonal soil consisting chiefly of unweathered or partly weathered rock fragments, usually found on steep slopes
Word Origin for lithosol
C20: from litho- + Latin solum soil
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