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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

karst lake
1. Lakes on karst surface, frequently connected with ground water; lakes in subterranean hollows (caves and caverns) [20]. 2. A large area of standing water in extensive closed depression in limestone [10]. Synonyms: (French.) lac de karst; (German.) Karstsee; (Greek.) karstiki limni; (Italian.) lago carsico; (Russian.) karstovoe ozero; (Spanish.) lago karstico; (Turkish.) karstik golu; (Yugoslavian.) krsko (krasko) jezero.