Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms
(From the Latin word 'alveolatus,' meaning hollowed out.) Pitting of a rock surface produced by wind loaded with sand, by water charged with carbonic acid, or by plant roots . See also alveolar. Synonyms: (French.) alveolisation; (German.) Wabenverwitterung; (Greek.) kypselothis epiphania; (Italian.) alveolizzazione; (Spanish.) alveolizacion; (Turkish.) cukurlasma; (Yugoslavian.) alveolizacija.