Definition of entisol in English:


Syllabification: en·ti·sol
Pronunciation: /ˈentiˌsäl, -sôl


Soil Science
  • A soil of an order comprising mineral soils that have not yet differentiated into distinct horizons.
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    • These palaeosols would be classified as entisols and inceptisols using modern soil taxonomy nomenclature, soils typical of very immature fluvial exposure surfaces.
    • In this paper, nearly 700 in situ fossil trees are described from 13 entisol or inceptisol horizons.
    • Significantly, palaeosols that bear the larger more widely spaced trees are generally slightly more mature than those that bear smaller and more densely distributed trees (entisols).


mid 20th century: from entire + -sol.

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