pedalfer
noun Etymology: Greek pedon ground + English alumen + Latin ferrum iron Date: 1928 a soil that lacks a hardened layer of accumulated carbonates

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  • Pedalfer — is a subdivision of the zonal soil order comprising a large group of soils in which sesquioxides increase relative to silica during soil formation. Pedalfers usually occur in humid areas. It is not used in the current United States system of soil …   Wikipedia

  • pédalfer — [pedalfɛʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; de 2. péd , al(uminium), et fer. ❖ ♦ Pédol. Sol des climats humides, décalcifié, dont la pédogenèse est caractérisée par l aluminium et le fer (opposé à pédocal) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pedalfer — [pi dal′fər] n. [< Gr ped(on), ground (see PEDO 2) + L al(umen),ALUM1 + L fer(rum), iron] soil containing much alumina and iron oxide and lacking calcium and magnesium carbonates: usually found in forested areas of the tropics characterized by …   English World dictionary

  • pedalfer — /pi dal feuhr/, n. a soil rich in alumina and iron, with few or no carbonates. Cf. pedocal. [1925 30; PED 3 + L al(umen) ALUM + fer(rum) iron] * * * …   Universalium

  • pedalfer — noun /pəˈdælfər/ Soil containing aluminum and iron that lacks a hardened layer of carbonates …   Wiktionary

  • pedalfer — pe·dal·fer …   English syllables

  • pedalfer — /pəˈdælfə/ (say puh dalfuh) noun a type of soil lacking in lime but containing accumulations of aluminium and iron components. {Greek ped(on) ground + al(uminium) + Latin fe(rrum) iron} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pedalfer — …   Useful english dictionary

  • péd- — 1. péd(o) ♦ Élément, du gr. pais, paidos « enfant, jeune garçon » ou de paideuein « élever, instruire ». péd(o) 2. péd(o) ♦ Élément, du gr. pedon « sol » : pédogenèse. péd(i) , pède, pédie éléments, du lat. pes, pedis, pied …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pédo- — 1. péd(o) ♦ Élément, du gr. pais, paidos « enfant, jeune garçon » ou de paideuein « élever, instruire ». péd(o) 2. péd(o) ♦ Élément, du gr. pedon « sol » : pédogenèse. péd(o) , pédie éléments, du gr. pais, paidos, enfant, jeune garçon , ou de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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