Definition of cryopedology
: the study of frozen ground and intensive frost action
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Origin and Etymology of cryopedology
cryo- + 2pedology ◆Term probably introduced by the American geologist Kirk Bryan (1888-1950) in “Cryopedology, the study of frozen ground and intensive frost-action, with suggestions on nomenclature,”American Journal of Science, vol. 244, no. 9 (September 1, 1946), pp. 622-42.
First Known Use: 1946See Words from the same year
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