pedotubule

pedotubule

[¦ped·ō′tüb·yül]
(geology)
A soil feature consisting of skeleton grains, or skeleton grains plus plasma, and having a tubular external form (either single tubes or branching systems of tubes) characterized by relatively sharp boundaries and relatively uniform cross-sectional size and shape (circular or elliptical).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Some are called pedotubules (Rezende 1980; Resende et al.