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andosol Line breaks: an¦do|sol
Pronunciation: /ˈandəsɒl/
(also andisol)

Definition of andosol in English:


Soil Science
A black or dark brown soil formed from volcanic material, with an A horizon rich in organic material.
Example sentences
  • The shallow soils (andisol) are derived from fluvial gravel overlain by multiple Holocene volcanic ash deposits and aeolian dust.
  • Pots were filled with soil (Humic haplic andosol) of high P-fixing capacity that had been collected from two fields.
  • However, a strong relation between AEM-P and the organic matter content of the andosols emerged.
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