vadose

adjective
va·​dose | \ˈvā-ˌdōs \

Definition of vadose 

: of, relating to, or being water or solutions in the earth's crust above the permanent groundwater level

First Known Use of vadose

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vadose

borrowed from Latin vadōsus "full of shallow spots, shallow," from vadum "shallow spot, ford" (akin to Old English wadan "to go, advance," Latin vādere "to advance, proceed") + -ōsus -ose entry 1 — more at wade entry 1

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