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pedogenic Syllabification: pe·do·gen·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌpedəˈjenik/

Definition of pedogenic in English:


Relating to or denoting processes occurring in soil or leading to the formation of soil.
Example sentences
  • Other processes that are, however, important on local scales include aeolian, lacustrine, and pedogenic processes.
  • Basal erosion surfaces are locally overlain by a grey pebble-sized lag of mud chip and pedogenic carbonate clasts.
  • Palaeosol horizons are interbedded with these units, representing the pedogenic alteration of exposed floodplain sediments.


From pedo-2 + -genic.

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