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Descriptor English: Alluvium
Descriptor Spanish: Aluvión
Descriptor Portuguese: Aluvião
Descriptor French: Alluvions
Entry term(s): Alluvial Deposit
Tree number(s): SP4.037.403.514.245
SP8.473.654.517.207
Scope note: Material deposited by rivers. It consists of silt, sand, clay, and gravel and often contains a good deal of organic matter, yelding to very fertile soils. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/16665/alluvium, accessed on June 5th, 2012).
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
PC prevention & control
PL policies
SN statistics & numerical data
DeCS ID: 34780
Unique ID: DDCS034780
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Alluvium - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060663
Scope note Material deposited by rivers. It consists of silt, sand, clay, and gravel and often contains a good deal of organic matter, yelding to very fertile soils. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/16665/alluvium, accessed on June 5th, 2012).
Preferred term Alluvium
Entry term(s) Alluvial Deposit



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