saprolite

noun
sap·​ro·​lite | \ ˈsa-prə-ˌlīt How to pronounce saprolite (audio) \

Definition of saprolite

: disintegrated rock that lies in its original place

First Known Use of saprolite

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Saprolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saprolite. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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