ag·​ri·​cere | \ ˈa-grə-ˌsir \
plural -s

Definition of agricere

: a waxy or resinous coating of organic matter on soil particles

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First Known Use of agricere

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agricere

Latin agri (genitive of ager field) + -cere (from cera wax)

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“Agricere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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