"The heterogeneous soil environment: Are there preferential pathways for fungal spread?"
It means that there are preferred pathways for the fungi to spread.
If you need more examples, I have a list:
Do you have a preferential colour when buying a car? Like, do you have a colour of car that you want more than the other colours. Mine would be black haha.
My patient would prefer the preferential treatment, please! I just used alliteration! OMG
You can give someone preferential treatment by treating them better than someone else
you can use the word onomonopia in a sentence. but idk about preferential.
no, i need the word preferential used in a sentence.
oh i guess my reply doesnt make sense then...
Yes like preferential treatment
This one makes since