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latosol

[lat-uh-sawl, -sol] /ˈlæt əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/
noun
1.
a reddish lateritic soil of the tropics, deeply weathered and infertile, characterized by hydroxides of iron and aluminum.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; lat- (irregular extracted from Latin later; see laterite) + -o- + -sol
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latosol
  (lāt'ə-sôl')   
See laterite.
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