Definition of solifluction
: the slow creeping of saturated fragmental material (as soil) down a slope that usually occurs in regions of perennial frost
Origin of solifluction
Latin solum soil + -i- + fluction-, fluctio act of flowing, from fluere to flow — more at fluid
First Known Use: 1906
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