pedo-, ped- +

(Greek: pedon, ground, soil, earth)

Don't confuse this Greek element with another Greek pedo- that means "child" or the Latin ped which means "foot".

pedolith (s) (noun), pedoliths (pl)
A surface formation that has undergone one or more pedogenic (soil-forming) processes: A pedolith can bn be created by mull soils (which tend to be alkaline) or by more soils (that are acid).
pedologic age (s) (noun), pedologic ages (pl)
The relative maturity of a soil profile: In class Susan learned about the pedologic age as being the matureness or age of the of the earth's soils, shown in various layers.
pedologic unit (s) (noun), pedologic units (pl)
A soil considered without regard to its stratigraphic relations: Jane found out that each pedagogic unit might reveal certain environmental situations.
pedology (s) (noun) (no pl)
Study of the structure and formation of soils; soil science: Pedology is the scientific examination of soils, including their origins, characteristics, and classifications.
pedon (s) (noun), pedons (pl)
The smallest vertical column of soil containing all the soil horizons at a given location: A peon is the smallest unit or volume of soil that represents or exemplifies all the horizons of a soil profile; it is usually a horizontal, hexagonal area of about one square meter, or possibly larger.
pedorelic (s) (noun) (not comparable)
A reference to a soil feature that is derived from a pre-existing soil horizon: Mr. Thompson examined the pedorelic aspects of the earth samples in his lab.
pedosphere (s) (noun), pedospheres (pl)
That shell or upper layer of the earth in which soil-forming processes occur: A pedosphere is that component of the biosphere comprising the soil and soil organisms.
pedoturbation (s) (noun), pedoturbations (pl)
Any of the various processes by which the surface of the soil is disturbed: Pedoturbation consists of soil being mixed by faunal pedoturbation, like the burrowing of rabbits and moles, and floral pedoturbation, like root growth and the uprooting of trees.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)": agra-; agrest-; agri-; agro-; argill-; choro-; chthon-; epeiro-; geo-; glob-; lut-; myso-; pel-; rhyp-; soil-; sord-; terr-.