pedogenesis

noun (1)
pe·​do·​gen·​e·​sis

less common spelling of

: reproduction by young or larval animals : neoteny

pedogenesis

noun (2)
ped·​o·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌpe-də-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce pedogenesis (audio) \

Definition of pedogenesis (Entry 2 of 2)

: the formation and development of soil

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Noun (2)

pedogenic \ ˌpe-​də-​ˈje-​nik How to pronounce pedogenesis (audio) \ or less commonly pedogenetic \ ˌpe-​də-​jə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce pedogenesis (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of pedogenesis

Noun (2)

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pedogenesis

Noun (2)

New Latin, from Greek pedon + Latin genesis

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“Pedogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pedogenesis. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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More Definitions for pedogenesis

pedogenesis, pedogenetic

Medical Definition of pedogenesis

variant of paedogenesis , paedogenetic

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