Definition of andosol in English:

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andosol

Pronunciation: /ˈandəsɒl/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also andisol)

noun

Soil Science
A black or dark brown soil formed from volcanic material, with an A horizon rich in organic material.
Example sentences
  • The shallow soils (andisol) are derived from fluvial gravel overlain by multiple Holocene volcanic ash deposits and aeolian dust.
  • Pots were filled with soil (Humic haplic andosol) of high P-fixing capacity that had been collected from two fields.
  • However, a strong relation between AEM-P and the organic matter content of the andosols emerged.
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