solifluction

solifluction

[soh-luh-fluhk-shuhn, sol-uh-]
noun Geology.
creep ( def 22a ).

Origin:
1915–20; < Latin sol(um) soil + -i- -i- + fluctiōn- a flowing (stem of fluctiō), equivalent to fluct(us) (see fluctuate) + -iōn- -ion

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solifluction or solifluxion (ˈsɒlɪˌflʌkʃən, ˈsəʊlɪ-, ˈsɒlɪˌflʌkʃən, ˈsəʊlɪ-)
 
n
slow downhill movement of soil, saturated with meltwater, over a permanently frozen subsoil in tundra regions
 
[C20: from Latin solum soil + fluctio act of flowing]
 
solifluxion or solifluxion
 
n
 
[C20: from Latin solum soil + fluctio act of flowing]

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