soil pro file

soil profile

noun
1.
a vertical succession of horizons, commonly lettered A, B, C (beginning at the surface), that have been subjected to soil-forming processes, chiefly leaching and oxidation.
2.
a diagram of a vertical section of soil depicting the horizons.

Origin:
1920–25

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soil profile

noun
a vertical section of soil from the ground surface to the parent rock 
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