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pedogenesis

1
[ped-uh-jen-uh-sis or, esp. British, pee-duh-]
noun
  1. neoteny(def 1).
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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

pedogenesis

2
[ped-uh-jen-uh-sis]
noun
  1. the process of soil formation.
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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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pedogenetic in Science

pedogenesis

[pĕd′ə-jĕnĭ-sĭs]
  1. The process whereby soil forms from unconsolidated rocks.
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