Pedalfer meaning

pĭ-dălfər
Soil containing much alumina and iron oxide and lacking calcium and magnesium carbonates: usually found in forested areas of the tropics characterized by high humidity and temperature.
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Soil rich in alumina and iron and deficient in carbonates, found in and characteristic of humid regions.
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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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Soil containing aluminum and iron that lacks a hardened layer of carbonates.
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Origin of pedalfer

  • ped(o)– al(uminum) Latin ferrum iron

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • ped- + alumen + ferrum

    From Wiktionary