meander niche

   A conical or crescent-- shaped opening in the wall of a cave, formed by the downward and lateral erosion of a stream on the floor of a passage [10].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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