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7.5: Soil Characteristics

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inorganic

Not organic; not involving life or living organisms. For example, the rock and mineral portion of the soil.

loam

Soil texture that forms from a roughly equal combination of sand, silt, and clay.

organic

Something from living organisms.

permeable

A material with interconnecting holes so that water can move through it easily.

soil

The top layer of Earth's surface containing weathered rocks and minerals and organic material.

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