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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

porosity, secondary
Porosity of some lithologic material that has developed after the rock was initially formed, such as joints and fractures, and may be capable of enlargement by dissolution processes. See also pore; pore space; porosity, effective; porosity, primary; porosity, tertiary.