podzolization

noun
pod·​zol·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌpäd-ˌzȯ-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce podzolization (audio) \
variants: or less commonly podsolization

Definition of podzolization

: a process of soil formation especially in humid regions involving principally leaching of the upper layers with accumulation of material in lower layers and development of characteristic horizons specifically : the development of a podzol

Other Words from podzolization

podzolize \ ˈpäd-​ˌzȯ-​ˌlīz How to pronounce podzolize (audio) \ verb

First Known Use of podzolization

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Podzolization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podzolization. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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