inceptisol

[ in-sep-tuh-sawl, -sol ]
/ ɪnˈsɛp təˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /

noun

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

Origin of inceptisol

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