377. Soil


See also 5. AGRICULTURE ; 119. DIRT ; 179. GEOLOGY .

agrogeology
the branch of geology concerned with the adaptability of land to agriculture, soil quality, etc.
agrology
the branch of soil science dealing especially with crop production. —agrologist, n. —agrological, adj.
edaphology
pedology.
geopony
the science of cultivation; agriculture. —geoponist, n. —geoponic, geoponical, adj.
lithification
the process by which loose mineral fragments or particles of sand are solidified into stone.
paleopedology, palaeopedology
the branch of pedology that studies the soil conditions of past geologic ages. —paleopedologist, palaeopedologist, n. —paleopedologic, palaeopedologic, paleopedological, palaeopedological, adj.
pedology
the branch of agriculture that studies soils; soil science. —pedologist, n. —pedologic, pedological, adj.
pinguidity
the state or quality of being rich or fertile. —pinguid, adj.

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