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pedogenesis

1
[ ped-uh-jen-uh-sis or, especially British, pee-duh- ]
/ ˌpɛd əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs or, especially British, ˌpi də- /
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Origin of pedogenesis

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First recorded in 1870–75; pedo-1 + -genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM pedogenesis

ped·o·ge·net·ic [ped-oh-juh-net-ik or, especially British, pee-duh-], /ˌpɛd oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk or, especially British, ˌpi də-/, ped·o·gen·ic, adjective

Other definitions for pedogenesis (2 of 2)

pedogenesis2
[ ped-uh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌpɛd əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun
the process of soil formation.

Origin of pedogenesis

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First recorded in 1935–40; pedo-2 + -genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM pedogenesis

ped·o·gen·ic, ped·o·ge·net·ic [ped-oh-juh-net-ik], /ˌpɛd oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Scientific definitions for pedogenesis

pedogenesis
[ pĕd′ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

The process whereby soil forms from unconsolidated rocks.
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