nivation

noun
ni·va·tion | \nīˈvāshən\
plural -s

Definition of nivation 

: erosion of rock or soil caused by the alternate thawing and freezing of meltwater beneath and at the margins of snowbanks

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History and Etymology for nivation

Latin niv-, nix snow + English -ation

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