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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

1. Long, narrow chasm enlarged by action of water and into which surface runoff or stream may flow; may be located along a fault plane, fissure, joint or between two beds. Struga (Slavic) refers to such a corridor along a bedding plane in a carbonate formation [20]. 2. Relatively narrow passageway permitting travel between two larger areas. 3. A fairly level and straight passage that links two or more rooms or chambers in a cave. 4. Intersecting linear depressions on the surface of the land, related to joints or dikes [10]. See also bogaz; struga; zanjon. Related to chasm; bogaz. Synonyms: (French.) gouffre absorbant; (German.) Karstgasse; (Greek.) apocheteftikos karstikos agogos; (Italian.) dolina allongata; (Russian.) coridor, hod; (Spanish.) callejon; (Turkish.) koridor; (Yugoslavian.) struga, bogaz.