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
A surface formation that has undergone one or more pedogenic (soil-forming) processes.
pedologic age
The relative maturity of a soil profile.
pedologic unit
A soil considered without regard to its stratigraphic relations.
pedology
1. Study of the structure and formation of soils; soil science.
2. The scientific study of soils, including their origins, characteristics, and classifications.
pedon
1. Those organisms that live on or in the substratum of an aquatic habitat.
2. The smallest vertical column of soil containing all the soil horizons at a given location.
3. 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
A reference to a soil feature that is derived from a pre-existing soil horizon.
pedosphere
1. That component of the biosphere comprising the soil and soil organisms.
2. That shell or layer of the earth in which soil-forming processes occur.
pedoturbation (s) (noun), pedoturbations (pl)
Any of the various processes by which the surface of the soil is disturbed; such as, the burrowing of animals like rabbits, moles, etc.

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-.