azonal soil


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azonal soil

[′ā‚zōn·əl ′sȯil]
(geology)
Any group of soils without well-developed profile characteristics, owing to their youth, conditions of parent material, or relief that prevents development of normal soil-profile characteristics. Also known as immature soil.
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