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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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  • In addition, patterns of spatial variability with regard to pedogenesis and landscape position need further investigations.
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pedogenesis
  (pěd'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)   
The process whereby soil forms from unconsolidated rocks.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for pedogenesis

paedogenesis

reproduction by sexually mature larvae, usually without fertilization. The young may be eggs, such as are produced by Miastor, a genus of gall midge flies, or other larval forms, as in the case of some flukes. This form of reproduction is distinct from neotenic reproduction in its parthenogenetic nature (i.e., no fertilization occurs) and the eventual maturation or metamorphosis of the parent organism into its adult form

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