pedogenesis

1
[ ped-uh-jen-uh-sis or, esp. British, pee-duh- ]
/ ˌpɛd əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs or, esp. British, ˌpi də- /

noun

Origin of pedogenesis

1
First recorded in 1870–75; pedo-1 + -genesis
Related formsped·o·ge·net·ic [ped-oh-juh-net-ik or, esp. British, pee-duh-] /ˌpɛd oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk or, esp. British, ˌpi də-/, ped·o·gen·ic, adjective

Definition for pedogenesis (2 of 2)

pedogenesis

2
[ ped-uh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌpɛd əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun

the process of soil formation.

Origin of pedogenesis

2
First recorded in 1935–40; pedo-2 + -genesis
Related formsped·o·gen·ic, ped·o·ge·net·ic [ped-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌpɛd oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Science definitions for pedogenesis

pedogenesis

[ pĕd′ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

The process whereby soil forms from unconsolidated rocks.
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