solifluction

[soh-luh-fluhk-shuh n, sol-uh-]

Origin of solifluction

1915–20; < Latin sol(um) soil + -i- -i- + fluctiōn- a flowing (stem of fluctiō), equivalent to fluct(us) (see fluctuate) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for solifluction

solifluction

solifluxion

noun
  1. slow downhill movement of soil, saturated with meltwater, over a permanently frozen subsoil in tundra regions

Word Origin for solifluction

C20: from Latin solum soil + fluctio act of flowing
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