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Vocabulary Term Details

Soil parent materials

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parent_material)

In soil science, parent material is the underlying geological material (generally bedrock or a superficial or drift deposit) in which soil horizons form. Soils typically inherit a great deal of structure and minerals from their parent material, and, as such, are often classified based upon their contents of consolidated or unconsolidated mineral material that has undergone some degree of physical or chemical weathering and the mode by which the materials were most recently transported. (Wikipedia)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Substances
Gravel
Alluvium
Basalt
Clay
Granite
Limestone
Petrology
Weathering

This term is used for the following terms: 
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Approved Date
25-Oct-2012

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