Definition of andosol in English:


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


Soil Science
  • A black or dark brown soil formed from volcanic material, with an A horizon rich in organic material.
    More 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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