Illuviation meaning

ĭ-lo͝ovē-āshən
The deposition in an underlying soil layer of colloids, soluble salts, and mineral particles leached out of an overlying soil layer.
noun
0
0
The accumulation in an underlying soil layer of materials, as colloids or soluble salts, that have been leached out of an upper layer.
noun
0
0
The deposition of colloids, soluble salts, and suspended mineral particles in a lower soil horizon through the process of eluviation (downward movement) from an upper soil horizon.
0
0
(geology) The accumulation of suspended material and soluble compounds leached from an overlying stratum.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of illuviation

  • illuvial resulting from illuviation (in–) (-luvial relating to the action of flowing water) (as in alluvial) –ation

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition