pedalfer

pedalfer

[pi-dal-fer]
noun
a soil rich in alumina and iron, with few or no carbonates.
Compare pedocal.


Origin:
1925–30; ped-3 + Latin al(ūmen) alum + fer(rum) iron

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pedalfer (pɪˈdælfə)
 
n
Compare pedocal a type of zonal soil deficient in lime but containing deposits of aluminium and iron, found in wet areas, esp those with high temperatures
 
[C20: pedo-² + alum + -fer, from Latin ferrum iron]

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pedalfer   (pĭ-dāl'fər)  Pronunciation Key 
Soil that is characterized by an abundance of aluminum and iron oxides. Pedalfers are common in humid regions and are deposited in the B horizon of ABC soils, through leaching.
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