pedology

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Ancient Greek πέδον (pédon, soil) + -logy.

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pedology (uncountable)

  1. The sub-discipline of soil science that: studies soils as a component of natural systems or deals with soil genesis and soil classification or studies the soil profile or solum in its natural setting.
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Etymology 2[edit]

pedo- +‎ -logy, from Ancient Greek: παῖς (paîs, child) and -λογία (-logía, branch of study, to speak).

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pedology (uncountable)

  1. The study of the behaviour and development of children.

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