designating or of water that clings to solid matter in an unsaturated zone between the earth's surface and the water table
Origin of vadose; from Classical Latin vadosus, shallow ; from vadum, shallow place, ford, akin to vadere, to go: for Indo-European base see wade
Of, relating to, or being water that is located in the zone of aeration in the earth's crust above the groundwater level.
Origin of vadoseLatin vad&omacron;sus, shallow, from vadum, a shallow, ford.
- vadose zone
From Latin vadosus.