Definition of aridisol in English:

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aridisol

Pronunciation: /əˈridiˌsôl/ /-ˌsäl/

noun

Soil Science
A soil of an order comprising typically saline or alkaline soils with very little organic matter, characteristic of arid regions.
Example sentences
  • North America's aridisols are found primarily west of longitude 100° W in areas of desert where water is lacking for long periods.
  • The most typical aridisols occur in the Ebro Delta, in the Albacete plains (Castile-La Mancha) and in the Cabo de Gata (Almeria, Andalucia).
  • Aridisols are extensive in lower elevations over the southern two-thirds of the state but are replaced in the cooler and moister higher elevations by Mollisols.

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Syllabification: a·rid·i·sol

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