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pod·zol

 (pŏd′zôl′) also pod·sol (-sôl′)
n.
A leached soil formed mainly in cool, humid climates.

[Russian : pod, under; see ped- in Indo-European roots + zola, ashes; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

pod·zol′ic adj.

podzol

(ˈpɒdzɒl) or

podsol

n
(Geological Science) a type of soil characteristic of coniferous forest regions having a greyish-white colour in its upper leached layers
[C20: from Russian: ash ground, from pod ground + zola ashes]
podˈzolic, podˈsolic adj
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Noun1.podzol - a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetationpodzol - a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a grey leached layer
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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In contrast, Rabenhorst and Lindbo (1998) reported that more black organic matter forms in soils with 'more wetness' than in soils undergoing podsolisation, which have more light (brown) organic matter.
However, the Py-GC/MS data indicate a translocation of alkyl-C moieties within the podsolisation process.
The last two of these processes are thought to be major factors in these soils ability to resist podsolisation (Johnston 1998).