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Descriptor in English: Soil
Descriptor in Spanish: Suelo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Solo
Descriptor in French: Sol
Entry term(s): Humus
Peat
Soils
Tree number(s): D20.721
G01.311.820
G16.500.275.815
N06.230.600
SP4.036
SP8.473.654.517.342
Scope note: The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
PS parasitology
ST standards
Online Note: use SOIL to search PEAT 1966-81
History Note: PEAT was heading 1963-81
See also the descriptors: Biological Filters DeCS
Sludges (Environmental Health) DeCS
DeCS UI: 13370
Descriptor UI: D012987
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/12
Soil - Preferred
Concept UI M0020130
Scope note The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.
Preferred term Soil
Entry term(s) Soils
Peat - Narrower
Concept UI M0020129
Scope note Decomposing SPHAGNUM.
Preferred term Peat
Humus - Narrower
Concept UI M0448251
Scope note Decomposed organic matter. It consists of numerous breakdown substances from plants including SUGARS; AMINO ACIDS; LIGNIN; FATS; and HUMIC SUBSTANCES.
Preferred term Humus



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