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lithosol

[lith-uh-sawl, -sol] /ˈlɪθ əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/
noun
1.
a group of shallow soils lacking well-defined horizons, especially an entisol consisting of partially weathered rock fragments, usually on steep slopes.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; litho- + -sol
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  • Sensitive lithosol habitat would be potentially impacted in areas where shrub-steppe is disturbed.
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lithosol

/ˈlɪθəˌsɒl/
noun
1.
(mainly US) a type of azonal soil consisting chiefly of unweathered or partly weathered rock fragments, usually found on steep slopes
Word Origin
C20: from litho- + Latin solum soil
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