histosol

[ his-tuh-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˈhɪs təˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /

noun

a worldwide soil type rich in organic matter, as peat, especially prevalent in wet, poorly drained areas.

Nearby words

  1. historify,
  2. historiographer,
  3. historiography,
  4. historrhexis,
  5. history,
  6. histotome,
  7. histotomy,
  8. histotoxic,
  9. histotoxic anoxia,
  10. histotrophic

Origin of histosol

First recorded in 1970–75; histo- + -sol

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