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saprolite

saprolite Chemically rotted rock in situ. The term is often applied to the lower portion of a weathering profile. The saprolite on granite is locally called ‘grus’ or ‘growan’, although the latter term may include material broken down by mechanical weathering. Compare REGOLITH.

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saprolite

saprolite Chemically rotted rock in situ; often the lower portion of a weathering profile. The saprolite on granite is locally called ‘grus’ or ‘growan’, although the latter term may include material broken down by mechanical weathering. Compare regolith.

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