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Alluvium

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Etymol: Latin alluvius, from alluere, to wash against. Plural: alluvia; alluviums.
i. A general term for clay, silt, sand, gravel, or similar unconsolidated detrital material, deposited during comparatively recent geologic time by a stream or other body of running water, (1) as sediment in the bed of the stream or on its flood plain or delta, (2) as a cone or fan at the base of a mountain slope; esp., such a deposit of fine-grained texture (silt or silty clay) deposited during time of flood.

Synonym of: alluvial deposit [glossary item missing], alluvion

Ref: AGI




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Klaus K.E. Neuendorf, James P. Mehl, Jr., and Julia A. Jackson (Editors), 2017. Glossary of Geology. Fifth REVISED edition. American Geological Institute (abbreviated as AGI).

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