Definition of oxisol in English:


Syllabification: ox·i·sol
Pronunciation: /ˈäksiˌsôl, -säl


Soil Science
A soil of an order comprising stable, highly weathered, tropical mineral soils with highly oxidized subsurface horizons.
More example sentences
  • Very thick root mats inside forest litter have been described in undisturbed tropical forests growing on atypical soils such as giant podzols, but less dramatic root mats can be found beneath forests on more typical oxisols and ultisols.
  • The soil of the study site is a distrophic oxisol on a flat topography.


1960s: from oxic + -sol.

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