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pe·dol·o·gy 1

 (pē-dŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the physical and mental development and characteristics of children.


pe′do·log′ic (-də-lŏj′ĭk), pe′do·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pe′do·log′i·cal·ly adv.
pe·dol′o·gist n.

pe·dol·o·gy 2

 (pĭ-dŏl′ə-jē, pĕ-)
n.
The scientific study of soils, including their origins, characteristics, and uses.


ped′o·log′ic (pĕd′l-ŏj′ĭk), ped′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
ped′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
pe·dol′o·gist n.
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pedology

(pɪˈdɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Medicine) a US spelling of paedology

pedology

(pɪˈdɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Physical Geography) the study of the formation, characteristics, and distribution of soils
pedologic, pedological adj
peˈdologist n
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pe•dol•o•gy1

(pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the scientific study of soils.
[1920–25; < Greek péd(on) earth, ground (akin to poús foot) + -logy]
ped•o•log•i•cal (ˌpɛd lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) ped`o•log′ic, adj.
pe•dol′o•gist, n.

pe•dol•o•gy2

(pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the scientific study of the nature and development of children.
pe•do•log•i•cal (ˌpid lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) pe`do•log′ic, adj.
pe•dol′o•gist, n.
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pedology

the branch of agriculture that studies soils; soil science. — pedologist, n. — pedologic, pedological, adj.
See also: Soil
the branch of medical science that studies the physical and psychological events of childhood. — pedologist, n. — pedological, adj.
See also: Children
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

pedology

The study of soil.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedology - the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and childrenpedology - the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
neonatology - that branch of pediatric medicine concerned with the newborn; the diagnosis and treatment of neonates
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A clayey soil geotechnically classified as mature residual gneiss soil and pedologically as Red-Yellow Latosol of expressive occurrence in the brazilian territory and, especially, in the Zona da Mata of the state of Minas Gerais was used thoroughly in this study.
These soils are highly fragile, pedologically young and have developed slowly on steep slopes under harsh climatic conditions [2, 14].
In western North America, slickspot soils are characterized by small soil patches ( Less than 200 m2) that, because of their size and their tendency to occur on rangeland environments, have been pedologically undefined.