Pseudoterrace

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Pseudoterrace

 

(also, terracette), terrace-like steps that form on the slopes of river valleys as the result of landslides (landslip terraces), the preparation of more stable rock strata under the influence of the weathering and denudation, and periglacial processes (solifluction terraces).

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