Definition of vadose in English:
Relating to or denoting underground water above the water table. Compare with phreatic.
- Follow this through a duck, into a drier section, and then immediately through a further low wet section that emerges into a very fine vadose canyon.
- This soon rejoins the main passage, and before long the floor breaks through the porcellaneous band, and the passage develops into a somewhat more pleasant vadose trench.
- The unit contains abundant evidence of subaerial exposure, including caliche crusts, desiccation cracks and vadose cements.
Late 19th century: from Latin vadosus, from vadum 'shallow expanse of water'.
Definition of vadose in:
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