Definition of inceptisol in English:

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inceptisol

Pronunciation: /inˈseptiˌsôl/ /-ˌsäl/

noun

Soil Science
A soil of an order comprising freely draining soils in which the formation of distinct horizons is not far advanced, such as brown earth.
Example sentences
  • 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 in the mid-Tournaisian Albert Formation at Norton, near Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • The diversity of inceptisols creates problems with attempts to generalize their geographic distribution.

Origin

1960s: from Latin inceptum 'beginning' (from the verb incipere) + -sol.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: in·cep·ti·sol

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