Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to laterite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of, containing, or characterized by, laterite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characterized by laterite.

Etymologies

laterite +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This extreme type of weathering is sometimes called lateritic alteration

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • - the four soil samples may be classified as lateritic or non-lateritic soils according to the value of the following ratio:

    Chapter 5

  • The second, the garnierite or "lateritic" type of nickel ores, is somewhat more common and is represented by the deposits of New

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • Particularly in depressions, these develop a lateritic pan on which woody vegetation is sparse or absent.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic

  • The Park consists of a lateritic peneplain, with rock outcrops of quartz, schists and gneisses.

    'W' National Park, Niger

  • Most of the ecoregion has typical lateritic soils with reddish clay, although the soils are younger and less leached in some areas, especially close to the base of the Andes and in the floodplains of the major rivers.

    Chocó-Darién moist forests

  • The reddish layers are probably ancient Oxisols or lateritic soils formed under subtropical conditions.

    Painted Hills - The Panda's Thumb

  • The soils are either highly weathered lateritic clays (oxisols or ultisols) or very young inceptisols.

    Marianas tropical dry forests

  • In the hilly areas with lateritic soils (the residual product of rock decay), the vegetation is characterized by Xylia xylocarpa, Pterocarpus marsupium, Anogeissus latifolia, Grewia tiliaefolia, Terminalia tomentosa, and Terminalia bellirica.

    Orissa semi-evergreen forests

  • There are several zones with varying degrees of stripping from the Tertiary lateritic profile.

    Southwest Australia woodlands

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