Definition of oxisol in English:

oxisol

noun

  • A soil of an order comprising stable, highly weathered, tropical mineral soils with highly oxidized subsurface horizons.

    • ‘Very thick root mats inside forest litter have been described in undisturbed tropical forests growing on atypical soils such as giant podzols, but less dramatic root mats can be found beneath forests on more typical oxisols and ultisols.’
    • ‘The soil of the study site is a distrophic oxisol on a flat topography.’

Origin

1960s: from oxic + -sol.

Pronunciation

oxisol

/-säl/