soil science


soil science

noun

Definition of SOIL SCIENCE

:  a science dealing with soils —called also pedology
soil scientist noun

First Known Use of SOIL SCIENCE

1915

soil science

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Scientific discipline that investigates soils as primary natural resources at the surface of the Earth. It includes the subdisciplines of pedology (study of soil formation and classification), soil biology (study of soil organisms), soil chemistry, and soil physics.

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