azonal soil


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azonal soil

(eɪˈzəʊnəl)
n
(Geological Science) soil that has a profile determined predominantly by factors other than local climate and vegetation. Azonal soils include some mountain, alluvial, marine, glacial, windblown, and volcanic soils. Compare intrazonal soil, zonal soil
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The regosols of southern Okinawa are azonal soils (without A and B horizons) that developed from deep unconsolidated deposits of marl-like rocks or soft minerals with no genetic horizons.