pedogeneses

pedogenesis

1 [ped-uh-jen-uh-sis or, esp. British, pee-duh-]
noun
neoteny ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1870–75; pedo-1 + -genesis

pedogenetic [ped-oh-juh-net-ik or, esp. British, pee-duh-] , pedogenic, adjective
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pedogenesis

2 [ped-uh-jen-uh-sis] ,
noun
the process of soil formation.

Origin:
1935–40; pedo-2 + -genesis

pedogenic, pedogenetic [ped-oh-juh-net-ik] , adjective
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pedogenesis   (pěd'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
The process whereby soil forms from unconsolidated rocks.
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