a soil rich in alumina and iron, with few or no carbonates.
- Compare pedocal.
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British Dictionary definitions for pedalfer
a type of zonal soil deficient in lime but containing deposits of aluminium and iron, found in wet areas, esp those with high temperatures: Compare pedocal
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Scientific definitions for pedalfer
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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