Definition of histosol in English:


Syllabification: his·to·sol
Pronunciation: /ˈhistəˌsôl, -ˌsäl


Soil Science
  • A soil of an order comprising peaty soils, with a deep surface layer of purely organic material.
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    • 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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