soil science


noun

the science that deals with the study of soils.

Nearby words

  1. soil group,
  2. soil mechanics,
  3. soil one's hands,
  4. soil pipe,
  5. soil profile,
  6. soil stack,
  7. soilage,
  8. soiling,
  9. soilure,
  10. soiree

Origin of soil science

First recorded in 1935–40

Also called pedology.

Related formssoil scientist, noun

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