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Luv· alluvial plain alluvial soil [GEOL] A soil deposit developed on floodplain and delta deposits. ¨ e· ¯ əl soil ˙ } { ə luv· alluvial valley alluviation alluvion ¨ e· ¯ əl val· e¯ } [GEOL] A valley filled with a stream deposit. { ə luv· ¨ e¯ a·sh ¯ ən } [GEOL] The deposition of sediment by a river. { ə luv· ¨ e· ¯ ən } See alluvium. { ə luv· [GEOL] The detrital materials that are eroded, transported, and deposited by streams; an important constituent of continental shelf deposits. Also known as alluvial ¨ e· ¯ əm } deposit; alluvion.

O˙ tak·th ə·nas } autochthonous [MICROBIO] An indigenous form of soil microorganisms, responsible for chemical processes that occur in the soil under normal ¨ ˙ ə niz·əm } ə·nas m¯ı·kro¯ or·g conditions. { o˙ tak·th autochthonous microorganism autochthonous stream ¯ } str em ¨ [HYD] A stream flowing in its original channel. { o˙ tak·th ə·nas [HYD] Waterfalls in streams carrying a heavy load of calcium carbonate in solution which develop at particular sites along the stream course where warming, evaporation, and other factors cause part of the solution load to ˙ o¯ kan·s ¨ ə·kwənt folz ˙ } be precipitated.

An·thrə·pə jen·ik } anthropogeography ¨ ə·f e¯ } ¯ e· ¯ ag·r See human geography. { an·thrə·po·j anthropogeomorphology [GEOL] The study of the effects of humans on the physical landscape, such as in the development and operation of an open-pit mine. ¯ ə·mor ¨ ə·j e¯ } ˙ fal· { an·thrə·po¯ j e· anthroposphere [ECOL] That aspect of the biosphere that has been modified by the ¨ ə sfir } activities of humankind. Also known as noosphere. { an thra·p antibacterial agent [MICROBIO] A synthetic or natural compound which inhibits the ¯ əl a·j ¯ ənt } growth and division of bacteria.

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