UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis
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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

cave blister
1. A small pimplelike cave formation, roughly oval in shape, generally loose, and having a core of mud [10]. 2. A partly or completely hollow hemispherical to nearly spherical speleothem, usually of gypsum or hydromagnesite, attached to a cave wall. Synonym: cave balloon.