Definition of histosol in English:

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histosol

Pronunciation: /ˈhistəˌsôl/ /-ˌsäl/

noun

Soil Science
A soil of an order comprising peaty soils, with a deep surface layer of purely organic material.
Example sentences
  • Two principal elements of the soil catena: the ferric podzol of the mid-slope and histosol soil of the foot-slope were investigated.
  • The second histosol was sampled in Zegveld, The Netherlands.

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Syllabification: his·to·sol

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