[ih-loo-vee-ey-shuh n] /ɪˌlu viˈeɪ ʃən/
the movement through the soil of materials brought into suspension or dissolved by the action of water.
the process by which material suspended in water is removed from one layer of soil to another by the action of rainfall or chemical decomposition
The lateral or downward movement of the suspended material in soil through the percolation of water. Eluviation differs from leaching in that it affects suspended, not dissolved, material and usually results only in the movement of the material from one soil horizon to another.
- Ellipsoid of revolution
noun 1. a geometric surface produced by rotating an ellipse about one of its two axes and having circular plane surfaces perpendicular to the axis of revolution Also called spheroid
- Ellipsoidal joint
ellipsoidal joint el·lip·soi·dal joint (i-lĭp-soid’l, ěl’ĭp-, ē’lĭp-) n. A modified biaxial ball-and-socket joint in which the joint surfaces are elongated or ellipsoidal. Also called condylar joint.
[ih-lip-soid-l, el-ip-, ee-lip-] /ɪ lɪpˈsɔɪd l, ˌɛl ɪp-, ˌi lɪp-/ adjective 1. pertaining to or having the form of an .
[ih-lip-soid] /ɪˈlɪp sɔɪd/ noun 1. Geometry. a solid figure all plane sections of which are ellipses or circles. Typical equation: (x 2 / a 2) + (y 2 / b 2) + (z 2 / c 2) = 1. adjective 2. . /ɪˈlɪpsɔɪd/ noun 1. n. 1721; see ellipse + -oid. From 1861 as an […]