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col·lu·vi·um

 (kə-lo͞o′vē-əm)
n. pl. col·lu·vi·ums or col·lu·vi·a (-vē-ə)
A loose deposit of rock debris accumulated through the action of gravity at the base of a cliff or slope.

[Latin, a collection of washings, dregs, from colluere, to wash thoroughly : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + -luere, to wash; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]

col·lu′vi·al adj.
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colluvium

(kəˈluːvɪəm)
n, pl -via (-vɪə) or -viums
(Geological Science) a mixture of rock fragments from the bases of cliffs
[Latin: collection of filth, from colluere to wash thoroughly, from com- (intensive) + luere to wash]
colˈluvial adj
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col•lu•vi•um

(kəˈlu vi əm)

n., pl. -vi•a (-vi ə) -vi•ums.
loose earth material that has accumulated at the base of a slope; talus.
[1935–40; < Latin colluv-, base of colluere to rinse, wash out <lavere to wash; compare alluvium, deluge]
col•lu′vi•al, adj.
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In the bottom part of the landslide, the samples for the laboratory analyses were taken from the research excavations in the colluviums formations.
The Oligocene-Pliocene Vihowa group like Chitarwata Vihowa Litra and Chaudhwan formations Pleistocene-Holocene Sakhi Sarwar group like Dada and Sakhi Sarwar formations are deposited by fluviatile environments and Sub recent and Recent deposits show the alluvium with minor colluviums and eolian.
1 slumped deposit is composed of loose colluviums, consisting of yellowish-gray and grayish-green limestones, as well as cataclasites of marl.