[pey-lee-uh-sawl, -sol or, esp. British, pal-ee-uh-]
a fossil soil preserved within a sequence of geological deposits, indicative of past conditions. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To paleosol
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
paleosol   (pā'lē-ə-sôl')  Pronunciation Key 
A soil horizon from the geologic past, usually buried beneath other rocks or recent soil horizons.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Overlying the gravel-dominated flood deposits is a thick calcic paleosol sequence.
Lamination is commonly indistinct due to burrowing, desiccation, and paleosol formation.
Paleosol horizons, which are common in the upper section of the core, give way to intervals of poorly-sorted pebbly sandstones.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature