C horizon
noun Date: 1935 the soil layer lying beneath the B horizon and consisting essentially of more or less weathered parent rock

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • C-horizon — [sē′hə rī΄zən] n. the third soil zone, consisting of material essentially unaltered by weathering, solution, or the action of plant roots: see ABC SOIL * * * …   Universalium

  • C-horizon — [sē′hə rī΄zən] n. the third soil zone, consisting of material essentially unaltered by weathering, solution, or the action of plant roots: see ABC SOIL …   English World dictionary

  • C-horizon — noun beneath the B horizon and above the bedrock; consisting of weathered rock • Syn: ↑C horizon • Instance Hypernyms: ↑soil horizon * * * ˈsē ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Usage: usually capitalized C : the layer of a soil profile lying beneath the B… …   Useful english dictionary

  • C horizon — noun beneath the B horizon and above the bedrock; consisting of weathered rock • Syn: ↑C horizon • Instance Hypernyms: ↑soil horizon * * * the layer in a soil profile below the B horizon and immediately above the bedrock, consisting chiefly of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • C horizon — /ˈsi həraɪzən/ (say see huhruyzuhn) noun the weathered soil forming the soil horizon below the A or B horizon, composed of soil which is largely unaltered from the parent material. See O horizon, A horizon, B horizon …   Australian English dictionary

  • C horizon — the layer in a soil profile below the B horizon and immediately above the bedrock, consisting chiefly of weathered, partially decomposed rock. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • C horizon — n. gel pet the layer in a soil profile below the B horizon and immediately above the bedrock, consisting chiefly of weathered, partially decomposed rock • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • C-horizon —    Zone of weathered parent material in a soil profile [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Horizon Air — Horizon Air …   Википедия

  • horizon — /heuh ruy zeuhn/, n. 1. the line or circle that forms the apparent boundary between earth and sky. 2. Astron. a. the small circle of the celestial sphere whose plane is tangent to the earth at the position of a given observer, or the plane of… …   Universalium

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