laterite
noun Etymology: Latin later brick Date: 1807 a residual product of rock decay that is red in color and has a high content in the oxides of iron and hydroxide of aluminum • lateritic adjective

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  • LATÉRITE — C’est H. Buchanan qui, en 1807, a introduit le terme latérite (de later , brique) pour désigner un matériau rouge, durcissant à l’air et servant, en Inde, à construire des maisons. Ce terme a ensuite servi à qualifier tout matériau rouge se… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Laterite — (from the Latin word later meaning brick or tile) is a surface formation in hot and wet tropical areas which is enriched in iron and aluminium and develops by intensive and long lasting weathering of the underlying parent rock. Nearly all kinds… …   Wikipedia

  • Laterite — Latérite Un chemin de terre dans la province de Misiones dans le nord de l Argentine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Laterite — Lat er*ite, n. [L. later brick, tile: cf. F. lat[ e]rite.] (Geol.) An argillaceous sandstone, of a red color, and much seamed; found in India. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laterite — [lat′ər īt΄] n. [L later, brick, tile (prob. akin to latus, broad: see LATERAL) + ITE1] Geol. a red, residual soil containing large amounts of aluminum and ferric hydroxides, formed by the decomposition of many kinds of rocks, and found esp. in… …   English World dictionary

  • Latérite — Un chemin de terre dans la province de Misiones dans le nord de l Argentine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Laterite — Abbau von Lateritsteinen, Angadipuram, Indien Laterit (von lat. laterus, „Ziegelstein“) ist ein in tropischen Gebieten häufig auftretendes Oberflächenprodukt, das durch intensive und lang anhaltende Verwitterung der zugrunde liegenden Gesteine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • laterite — lateritic /lat euh rit ik/, adj. /lat euh ruyt /, 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… …   Universalium

  • laterite — lateritas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Uoliena iš Al ir Fe hidroksidų, kvarco ir kt. dūlėjimo zonos mineralų. atitikmenys: angl. laterite rus. латерит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • laterite — lateritas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Žemyninės dūlėjimo plutos eliuvinės nuogulos – liekaninis arba galutinis uolienų fizinio ir cheminio dūlėjimo produktas, kuriame yra antrinių geležies ir aliuminio oksidų, beveik be… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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