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pedogenesis1

[ped-uh-jen-uh-sis or, esp. British, pee-duh-] /ˌpɛd əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs or, esp. British, ˌpi də-/
noun
1.
neoteny (def 1).
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; pedo-1 + -genesis
Related forms
pedogenetic
[ped-oh-juh-net-ik or, esp. British, pee-duh-] /ˌpɛd oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk or, esp. British, ˌpi də-/ (Show IPA),
pedogenic, adjective

pedogenesis2

[ped-uh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌpɛd əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun
1.
the process of soil formation.
Origin
1935-40; pedo-2 + -genesis
Related forms
pedogenic, pedogenetic
[ped-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌpɛd oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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pedogenesis
  (pěd'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)   
The process whereby soil forms from unconsolidated rocks.
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