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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

hum
1. Karst inselberg. Residual hill of limestone on a fairly level floor, such as the isolated hills of limestone in poljes. In some tropical areas, used loosely as synonym for mogote [10]. 2. Yugoslavian term for an isolated residual hill on the bottom of a polje [20]. Synonyms: (French.) butte temoin; (German.) (Karstinselberg), Hum; (Greek.) karstiki martyree lophi; (Italian.) testimoni carsici; (Russian.) karstoyj ostanec; (Spanish.) hum; (Turkish.) karst adatepesi; (Yugoslavian.) hum. See also karst inselberg; mogote.