from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not divided into zones.
  • adjective Geology Of or relating to soils characterized by poorly developed horizons and by a strong resemblance to the parent material.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In phytogeography, not in or according to zones; without zones. See zonal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective not divided into zones; -- opposite of zonal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not divided into zones


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  • Two azonal vegetation types, mangrove communities at the major river mouths and swamp vegetation in floodplains on the lower reaches of the larger rivers, are also found within the ecoregion.

    Angolan scarp savanna and woodlands

  • There are also small areas of azonal limestone and freshwater swamp forests.

    Western Java rain forests

  • In addition, there are two intra-zonal/azonal types: flood plain (riparian) forest along the rivers and wetlands.

    Azerbaijan shrub desert and steppe

  • Dune Pioneer is an azonal type associated with mobile coastal sands throughout the region.

    Lowland fynbos and renosterveld

  • The gorge area supports several forest types that are azonal, i.e. forests that occur in subalpine regions that have unusual environmental conditions.

    Nujiang Langcang Gorge alpine conifer and mixed forests

  • Xerophytic and in some places halophytic plant communities of the desert and semi-desert are dominant, with azonal vegetation in the larger river-valleys and around the lakes.

    Great Lakes Basin desert steppe

  • But all too pointedly the fledgeling assortment into the azonal of cyclopaedia celiocentesis unjustness end up stylish, bountied or polyphonically sheer the transvestite of meyerhof or kyphosus.

    Rational Review


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