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illuviation

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noun il·lu·vi·a·tion \i-ˌlü-vē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of illuviation

  1. :  accumulation of dissolved or suspended soil materials in one area or horizon as a result of eluviation from another

il·lu·vi·at·ed play \i-ˈlü-vē-ˌā-təd\ adjective


Origin of illuviation

2in- + -luviation (as in eluviation)


First Known Use: 1928


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