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Soft, thoroughly decomposed rock rich in clay and remaining in its original place.
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(Geological Science) a deposit of earth, clay, silt, etc, formed by decomposition of rocks that has remained in its original site
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A deposit of decomposed rock, clay, or silt that has remained in its original place.
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|Noun||1.||saprolite - a deposit of clay and disintegrating rock that is found in its original place|
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