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diluvium

(daɪˈluːvɪəm; dɪ-)
n, pl -via (-vɪə)
(Geological Science) geology a former name for glacial drift. See drift12
[C19: from Latin: flood, from dīluere to wash away; see dilute]
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This caused the sedimentation of greyish loam with thin disturbed layers of sand, loamy sand and deluvium loam also above layer IV (Table 1).
Depth below Description surface, cm I 0-35 Brown deluvium loam II 36-45 Yellowish sand with fine gravel and rust-coloured ferruginous lenses III 46-85 Brown loamy sand with alternating layers of clay IV 86-120 Greyish loam with thin disturbed layers of clay, silt and sand V 121-129 Dark loam with organic detritus and twig remains VI 130-133 Greyish sandy loam with organic detritus VII 134-135 Black organic detritus with wood and plant remains VIII 135-...
As [chi] values for the overburden (mainly deluvium and eluvium) in the profile were often higher than that for bedrock outcrops, these values ([[chi].sub.del] and [[chi].sub.bed], respectively), were plotted separately in Fig.