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SOIL HORIZON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does soil horizon mean? 

SOIL HORIZON (noun)
  The noun SOIL HORIZON has 1 sense:

1. a layer in a soil profile

  Familiarity information: SOIL HORIZON used as a noun is very rare.


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SOIL HORIZON (noun)


Sense 1soil horizon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A layer in a soil profile

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("soil horizon" is a kind of...):

horizon (a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land)

Instance hyponyms:

A horizon; A-horizon (the top layer of a soil profile; usually contains humus)

B horizon; B-horizon (immediately below the A-horizon; contains deposits of organic matter leached from surface soils)

C horizon; C-horizon (beneath the B-horizon and above the bedrock; consisting of weathered rock)

Holonyms ("soil horizon" is a part of...):

profile (a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers)


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