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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

cave breakdown
1. Enlargement of parts of a cave system by fall of rock masses from walls and ceiling. 2. Heaps of rock that have collapsed from the walls and ceiling of a cave, generally called cave breccia [10]. 3. Synonym for the collapse of caves, or, in American usage, for the debris produced by collapse [18].