n. (pl. -iums, -ia) material removed from soil layer by rainwater and deposited in lower layer.
   ♦ illuvial, a.
   ♦ illuviate, v.i. undergo illuviation.
   ♦ illuviation, n. accumulation of illuvium.

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  • illuvium — [ i(l)lyvjɔm ] n. m. • mil. XXe; lat. mod. ♦ Géogr., géol. Accumulation d éléments dissous dans l horizon d un sol. ● illuvium nom masculin Horizon d un sol résultant du processus d illuviation. ⇒ILLUVIUM, subst. masc. PÉDOL. ,,Dépôt ou horizon d …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Illuvium — is material displaced across a soil profile, from one layer to another one, by the action of rainwater. The removal of material from a soil layer is called eluviation. The transport of the material may be either mechanical or chemical. The… …   Wikipedia

  • illuvium — [i lo͞o′vē əm] n. pl. illuviums or illuvia [i lo͞o′vēə] [ModL < IL + (AL)LUVIUM] soil materials which have been leached from an upper layer of soil and deposited in a lower layer …   English World dictionary

  • illuvium — /i looh vee euhm/, n., pl. illuviums, illuvia / vee euh/. the material accumulated through illuviation. [ < L illuv(ies) (see ILLUVIAL) + IUM, on the model of ALLUVIUM, L diluvium DELUGE, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • illuvium — il·lu·vi·um …   English syllables

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  • illuvion — [i(l)lyvjɔ̃] ou illuvium [i(l)lyvjɔm] n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe (1956, Baulig); lat. mod. illuvium, suff. on d après alluvion. ❖ ♦ Géol. (pédologie) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • iluviu — ilúviu s. n., pl. ilúvii Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  ILÚVIU s.n. (Liv.) Iluviere. ♦ Inundaţie. [< fr. illuvium]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 22.04.2005. Sursa: DN  ILÚVIU s. n. iluviere. ♢ inundaţie. (< …   Dicționar Român

  • ілювій — илювий illuvium Illuvium, Іlluvie мінеральні й органічні речовини, вилуговувані (винесені) водою з верхніх шарів ґрунту й відкладені в його нижній частині (на ілювіальному горизонті) …   Гірничий енциклопедичний словник

  • Alluvium — (from the Latin, alluvius , from alluere , to wash against ) is soil or sediments deposited by a river or other running water. Alluvium is typically made up of a variety of materials, including fine particles of silt and clay and larger particles …   Wikipedia

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