[ ped-n ]

  1. a three-dimensional sample of a soil just large enough to show the characteristics of all its horizons.

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How to use pedon in a sentence

  • Benedictus, a civil officer of some kind in the City of pedon, guardianship of his children assigned to Theriolus, i. 36.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus | Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
  • "Parallelepiped" is from the Greek parallelos (parallel) and epipedon (a plane surface), from epi (on) and pedon (ground).

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Scientific definitions for pedon


[ pĕdən ]

  1. The smallest unit or volume of soil that contains all the soil horizons of a particular soil type. It usually has a surface area of approximately 1 sq m (10.76 sq ft) and extends from the ground surface down to bedrock.

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