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soil profile

noun
1.
a vertical succession of horizons, commonly lettered A, B, C (beginning at the surface), that have been subjected to soil-forming processes, chiefly leaching and oxidation.
2.
a diagram of a vertical section of soil depicting the horizons.
Origin of soil profile
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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