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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

exhumed karst
A karstic outcrop which has been exposed by the erosion of an allochthonous cover; there is an implication that karstification (partial or complete) had preceded the removal of the cover [20]. Mantled karst or buried karst which has been divested of its cover. It is the re-exposed portion of a former landscape [17]. See also buried karst; exposed karst; mantled karst. Synonyms: (French.) karst denude; (German.) wiederaufgedeckter Karst; (Greek.) gymnothen karst; (Italian.) carso riesumato; (Spanish.) karst exhumado; (Turkish.) acik karst; (Yugoslavian.) ogoljeli krs (kras).