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9.5: Soil Characteristics

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inorganic

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

loam

Soil texture with roughly equal amounts of sand, silt, and clay.

organic

Something from living organisms.

permeable

Material with interconnecting holes; water can move through it easily.

soil

Top layer of earth's surface containing weathered rocks and minerals and organic material.

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