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A red residual soil formed by the leaching of silica and by the enrichment with aluminum and iron oxides, especially in humid climates.
[Latin later, brick + -ite.]
lat′er·it′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.
(Geological Science) any of a group of deposits consisting of residual insoluble deposits of ferric and aluminium oxides: formed by weathering of rocks in tropical regions
[C19: from Latin later brick, tile]
any soil produced by the decomposition of underlying rocks, esp. a reddish ferruginous soil formed in tropical regions.
[1800–10; < Latin later brick]
lat`er•it′ic (-ˈrɪt ɪk) adj.
A type of reddish soil, found in tropical or subtropical regions that has been leached of its soluble minerals.