Definition of spodic in English:

spodic

Line breaks: spod¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˈspɒdɪk
 
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adjective

Soil Science
  • Denoting a soil horizon rich in aluminium oxide and organic matter and typically also containing iron oxide, produced by percolating water.
    More example sentences
    • The spodic horizon can be destroyed under cultivation, particularly if lime and nitrogen are applied.
    • It is reasonable to expect the spodic horizon to influence pond hydrology and chemistry.
    • The spodic horizon is characterized by an accumulation of organic material and/or iron and aluminium.

Origin

1960s: from Greek spodos 'ashes' + -ic.

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