lithosol

noun
lith·​o·​sol | \ ˈli-thə-ˌsäl How to pronounce lithosol (audio) , -ˌsȯl \

Definition of lithosol

: any of a group of shallow azonal soils consisting of imperfectly weathered rock fragments

First Known Use of lithosol

circa 1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lithosol

lith- + Latin solum soil

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“Lithosol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lithosols. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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