Definition of loessial in US English:

loessial

adjective

Geology
  • See loess

    • ‘Predicted yields for different terrains of the loessial soil showed that the soil in the plain lands and the table lands had a higher productivity than that of the slope lands and the terraces.’
    • ‘As a whole, the mineralization and nitrification of nitrogen in the manual loessial soil was higher than that in the red loessial soil.’
    • ‘A recommendation for a soil classification chart that provides a good classification for alluvial and loessial deposits for central Illinois will be developed.’
    • ‘The northeastern part of the Gaza Strip, with loessial and alluvial soils, also contains some wadis.’
    • ‘Proper consideration should be given to zoning of areas of collapsible loessial soils.’

Pronunciation

loessial

/lōˈes-/