inceptisol

[in-sep-tuh-sawl, -sol]

noun

a soil so young that horizons have just begun to form: especially prevalent in tundra areas.

Nearby words

  1. incentive travel,
  2. incentively,
  3. incentivize,
  4. incept,
  5. inception,
  6. inceptive,
  7. inceptively,
  8. incertitude,
  9. incessancy,
  10. incessant

Origin of inceptisol

First recorded in 1970–75; incept(ion) + -i- + -sol

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