Definition of laterization in US English:

laterization

noun

Geology
  • The formation of laterite and lateritic soils; the weathering or soil-forming process that results in this.

Origin

Late 19th century. Apparently an alteration of lateritization with omission of the third syllable, perhaps after laterized.

Pronunciation

laterization

/ˌlatərʌɪˈzeɪʃn/