vadose
adjective Etymology: Latin vadosus shallow, from vadum, noun, shallow, ford; akin to Latin vadere to go — more at wade Date: 1894 of, relating to, or being water or solutions in the earth's crust above the permanent groundwater level

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  • vadose — [vā′dōs΄] adj. [< L vadosus, shallow < vadum, shallow place, ford, akin to vadere, to go: for IE base see WADE] designating or of water that clings to solid matter in an unsaturated zone between the earth s surface and the water table …   English World dictionary

  • vadose — /vay dohs/, adj. Geol. found or located above the water table: vadose water; vadose zone. [1895 1900; < L vadosus shallow, equiv. to vad(um) a shoal, ford + osus OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • vadose — adjective Of or pertaining to water beneath the surface of the earth which is located above the level of the permanent groundwater. Research has shown bone apatite to undergo chemical exchange with carbonates in either vadose water or groundwater …   Wiktionary

  • vadose — va•dose [[t]ˈveɪ doʊs[/t]] adj. gel found or located above the water table: vadose water; vadose zone[/ex] • Etymology: 1895–1900; < L vadōsus shallow …   From formal English to slang

  • vadose — /ˈveɪdoʊz/ (say vaydohz), / doʊs/ (say dohs) adjective of, relating to, or resulting from water found above the watertable: vadose circulation; vadose deposits. {Latin vadōsus shallow, from vadum ford} …   Australian English dictionary

  • vadose — ˈvāˌdōs adjective Etymology: Latin vadosus shallow, from vadum, n., shallow, ford + osus ose; akin to Latin vadere to go, walk more at wade : of, relating to, or resulting from water or solutions in the part of the earth s crust that is above the …   Useful english dictionary

  • vadose — of, relating to, or being water or solutions in the earth s crust above the permanent groundwater level …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • vadose — [ veɪdəʊs] adjective Geology relating to or denoting underground water in the zone above the water table. Compare with phreatic. Origin C19: from L. vadosus, from vadum shallow expanse of water …   English new terms dictionary

  • vadose — va·dose …   English syllables

  • vadose —   a. pertaining to water above the water table …   Dictionary of difficult words

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