Definition of entisol in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛntɪsɒl/


Soil Science
A soil of an order comprising mineral soils that have not yet differentiated into distinct horizons.
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.
  • Significantly, palaeosols that bear the larger more widely spaced trees are generally slightly more mature than those that bear smaller and more densely distributed trees (entisols).


Mid 20th century: from entire + -sol.

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Line breaks: enti|sol

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