residual clay


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residual clay

[rə′zij·ə·wəl ′klā]
(geology)
Very finely divided clay material formed in place by weathering of rock. Also known as primary clay.
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(3) The predictive curves of suction strength and shear strength of the soils both well match up to experimental data for the completely decomposed granite soil and Diyarbakir residual clays that underwent single drying paths.