intrazonal

adjective

in·​tra·​zon·​al ˌin-trə-ˈzō-nᵊl How to pronounce intrazonal (audio)
-(ˌ)trä-
: of, relating to, or being a soil or a major soil group marked by relatively well-developed characteristics that are determined primarily by essentially local factors (such as the parent material) rather than climate and vegetation compare azonal, zonal

Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intrazonal was in 1927

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“Intrazonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intrazonal. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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