Vadose definition

vādōs
Of, relating to, or being water that is located in the zone of aeration in the earth's crust above the groundwater level.
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Designating or of water that clings to solid matter in an unsaturated zone between the earth's surface and the water table.
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Of or pertaining to water beneath the surface of the earth which is located above the level of the permanent groundwater.
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Origin of vadose

  • Latin vadōsus shallow from vadum a shallow, ford

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

  • From Latin vadosus.

    From Wiktionary