solifluction


so·li·fluc·tion

noun \ˈsō-lə-ˌflək-shən\

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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