B horizon


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B horizon

n.
In ABC soil, the second and middle zone, characterized by an accumulation of soluble or suspended organic material, clay, iron, or aluminum. Also called zone of accumulation, zone of illuviation.
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B horizon

n
(Physical Geography) the layer of a soil profile immediately below the A horizon, containing deposits of leached material
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B horizon


n.
the subsoil in a soil profile.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.B horizon - immediately below the A-horizonB horizon - immediately below the A-horizon; contains deposits of organic matter leached from surface soils
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