[ vey-dohs ]
/ ˈveɪ doʊs /
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found or located above the water table: vadose water; vadose zone.
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Origin of vadose
1895–1900; <Latin vadōsus shallow, equivalent to vad(um) a shoal, ford + -ōsus-ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for vadose
/ (ˈveɪdəʊs) /
of, relating to, designating, or derived from water occurring above the water tablevadose water; vadose deposits
Word Origin for vadose
C19: from Latin vadōsus full of shallows, from vadum a ford
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