[ pi-dal-fer ]
/ pɪˈdæl fər /
a soil rich in alumina and iron, with few or no carbonates.
Words nearby pedalfer
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British Dictionary definitions for pedalfer
/ (pɪˈdælfə) /
a type of zonal soil deficient in lime but containing deposits of aluminium and iron, found in wet areas, esp those with high temperaturesCompare pedocal
Word Origin for pedalfer
C20: pedo- ² + alum + -fer, from Latin ferrum iron
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Scientific definitions for pedalfer
[ pĭ-dăl′fər ]
Soil that is characterized by an abundance of aluminum and iron oxides. Pedalfers are common in humid regions and are deposited in the B horizon of ABC soils, through leaching.
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