laterite

(redirected from Lateritic soil)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Lateritic soil: leaching

lat·er·ite

 (lăt′ə-rīt′)
n.
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.

laterite

(ˈlætəˌraɪt)
n
(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

lat•er•ite

(ˈlæt əˌraɪt)

n.
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.

laterite

A type of reddish soil, found in tropical or subtropical regions that has been leached of its soluble minerals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
In order to the coefficient d', it is verified one value below and another one above 20, being that value above are indicative of possibly lateritic soil. Also, according to Nogami and Villibor (1995), the index e' was designed to evaluate lateritic of non-lateritic behavior of soils and found that lateritic behavior manifests when the result of the analytical formulation of e' is less than 1.15, that occurs when d' >20 and Pi < 100, therefore, cement addition reduce the Pi value to below 100 and increased the d' value up to 20 performing the 'artificial laterization' mentioned above.
Drawing upon traditional Benin city aristocratic architecture in colour, the exterior which is an imitation of the local reddish clay in a cast sand concrete of Nwoko's own devising (a mix of cement, sand, and pebble-filled lateritic soil) with its horizontal ridges, a royal privilege which the Oba grants many of his chiefs, its shape, however, departs sharply from the rectilinear courtyard compounds of the Benin, favoring a semicircle that follows the curve of the theatre's seating.
The lateritic soil used for this study was obtained from a borrow pit located within the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, from which samples have previously been obtained for road construction purpose.
Zhang, "Effects of density and moisture variation on dynamic deformation properties of compacted lateritic soil," Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, vol.
Characterization of lateritic soil before and after regeneration process using different [O.sub.2] contents was also performed with several spectroscopic techniques for the investigation of the structural change.
Shear strength characteristics and chemical characteristics of leachate-contaminated lateritic soil, Engineering Geology 106(1): 20-25.
Portland cement was replaced with 15%, 30%, and 40% bagasse ash and mixed with lateritic soil, sand, and water for moulding the blocks followed by curing for a period of 90 days.
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.
inoculated with three vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in lateritic soil. New Forest, 31(1), 75-81.
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.