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lat•er•ite



Pronunciation: (lat'u-rīt"), [key]
n. Geol.
1. a reddish ferruginous soil formed in tropical regions by the decomposition of the underlying rocks.
2. a similar soil formed of materials deposited by water.
3. any soil produced by the decomposition of the rocks beneath it.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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