[ reg-uh-lith ]
/ ˈrɛg ə lɪθ /
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Origin of regolith
1895–1900; < Greek rhêgo(s) rug, blanket + -lith
Words nearby regolith
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British Dictionary definitions for regolith
/ (ˈrɛɡəlɪθ) /
the layer of loose material covering the bedrock of the earth and moon, etc, comprising soil, sand, rock fragments, volcanic ash, glacial drift, etc
Word Origin for regolith
C20: from Greek rhēgos covering, blanket + lithos stone
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Scientific definitions for regolith
[ rĕg′ə-lĭth′ ]
The layer of rock and mineral fragments that rests on bedrock and is produced by the weathering of rocks. Regolith constitutes the surface of most land.
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