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pedology (n.)

"scientific study of the soil," 1924, from German pedologie (1862) or French pédologie (1899), ultimately from Greek pedon "ground, earth" (from suffixed form of PIE root *ped- "foot") + -logy. Related: Pedological. Earlier it was a word for "the study of children" (1894), from pedo-.

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Definitions of pedology

pedology (n.)
the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children;
Synonyms: pediatrics / paediatrics / pediatric medicine
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