parent material

   Material from which soil or sediment was formed [16].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • Parent material — Parent material, in soil science, means the underlying geological material (generally bedrock or a superficial or drift deposit) in which soil horizons form. Soils typically get a great deal of structure and minerals from their parent material.… …   Wikipedia

  • parent material — noun : the disintegrated rock material usually unconsolidated and unchanged or only slightly changed that underlies and generally gives rise to the true soil by the natural process of soil development called also source material; compare horizon… …   Useful english dictionary

  • parent-material —   rock or regolith from which the inorganic, mineral component of a soil is derived …   Geography glossary

  • parent material —    The unconsolidated and more or less chemically weathered mineral or organic matter from which a soil’s solum is developed by pedogenic processes.    GSST …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Parent (disambiguation) — Parent may refer to:*Parenting, comprising all the tasks involved in raising a child to an independent adult. Types of parents include: **Foster parent, an adult guardian to whom one or more children have been legally entrusted **Godparent, in… …   Wikipedia

  • Parent rock — refers to the original rock from which something else was formed. It is mainly used in the context of soil formation where the parent rock will have a large influence on the nature of the resulting soil. The term is also used in the context of… …   Wikipedia

  • Parent company — A parent company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors; the second company being deemed as a subsidiary of the parent company. The… …   Wikipedia

  • parent — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin parent , parens; akin to Latin parere to give birth to Date: 15th century 1. a. one that begets or brings forth offspring b. a person who brings up and cares for another 2. a. an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parent — 1. An individual who has produced at least one offspring through sexual reproduction. 2. Any source or basis, as for the elaboration of a substance. [L. parens, fr. pario, to bring forth] * * * parenteral * * * par·ent par ənt, per n 1) one that… …   Medical dictionary

  • source material — noun 1. : basic raw material requires … actual source materials in original languages on cultures, customs, economy D.H.Clift ship nuclear source materials to allied nations Time 2. : parent material …   Useful english dictionary

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