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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]
lateritic adj


(ˈlæt əˌraɪt)

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.
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Noun1.laterite - a red soil produced by rock decay; contains insoluble deposits of ferric and aluminum oxides
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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Tsozue D, Bitom D, Yongue-Fouateu R (2012) Morphology, mineralogy and geochemistry of a lateritic soil sequence developed on micaschist in the Abong-Mbang region, southeast Cameroon.
Effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers on soil fertility and crop productivity under mustard-cowpea-rice cropping sequence on lateritic soil of Konkan.
2010) reported that application of vermicompost prepared from different organic wastes significantly increase organic carbon mineralizable nitrogen and available phosphorus in lateritic soil so is the case of dehydrogenase activity.
The first five articles, all written at the Nigerian University of Agriculture, evaluate groundnut shell ash stabilized reclaimed asphalt pavement as a highway pavement material, the properties of lateritic soil blended with glass cullet, and soil modified with calcium carbide waste.
The ore preparation plant is located at the mine site and separates the soft lateritic soil from rock and waste material.
Influence of matric suction on the results of plate load tests performed on a Lateritic soil deposit.
Nwaiwu, Design of Compacted Lateritic Soil Liners and Covers, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
Types of soil in the study area is Red soil, Lateritic soil, Clayey soil, River alluvium, Coastal alluvium Fig-1.
Recent -- Red Lateritic soil and Black Clayey / Sandy soil Tertiary -- Laterites as caps Upper Cretaceous to Eocene -- Deccan traps with intertrappean beds UNCONFORMITY Archaean -- Granites and Gneisses