[ pey-lee-uh-sawl, -sol or, especially British, pal-ee-uh- ]
/ ˈpeɪ li əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl or, especially British, ˈpæl i ə- /
a fossil soil preserved within a sequence of geological deposits, indicative of past conditions.
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Scientific definitions for paleosol
[ pā′lē-ə-sôl′ ]
A soil horizon from the geologic past, usually buried beneath other rocks or recent soil horizons.
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