soil horizon

soil horizon
a layer in a soil profile
Hypernyms: ↑horizon
Instance Hyponyms: ↑A-horizon, ↑A horizon, ↑B-horizon, ↑B horizon, ↑C-horizon, ↑C horizon
Part Holonyms: ↑profile

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