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pedology1

[pi-dol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. soil science.

Origin of pedology1

First recorded in 1920–25; pedo-2 + -logy
Related formsped·o·log·i·cal [ped-l-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌpɛd lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, ped·o·log·ic, adjectivepe·dol·o·gist, noun

pedology2

[pi-dol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. the scientific study of the nature and development of children.
  2. pediatrics.

Origin of pedology2

Related formsped·o·log·i·cal [ped-l-oj-i-kuh l or, esp. British, peed-l-] /ˌpɛd lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpid l-/, ped·o·log·ic, adjectivepe·dol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pedological

pedology1

noun
  1. a US spelling of paedology

pedology2

noun
  1. the study of the formation, characteristics, and distribution of soils
Derived Formspedological (ˌpiːdəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepedologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for pedological

pedology

n.

"scientific study of the soil," 1924, from Greek pedon "ground, earth," from PIE root *ped- (see foot (n.)) + -logy. Related: Pedological. Earlier it was a word for "the study of children" (1894), from pedo-.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pedological in Medicine

pedology

(pē-dŏlə-jē)
n.
  1. The study of the physical, mental, and social development and characteristics of children.
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pedological in Science

pedology

[pĭ-dŏlə-jē]
  1. The scientific study of soils, including their origins, characteristics, and classification.
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