illuviation

noun
il·​lu·​vi·​a·​tion | \ i-ˌlü-vē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce illuviation (audio) \

Definition of illuviation

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

Other Words from illuviation

illuviated \ i-​ˈlü-​vē-​ˌā-​təd How to pronounce illuviation (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of illuviation

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for illuviation

in- entry 2 + -luviation (as in eluviation)

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“Illuviation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/illuviation. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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