1. Small solution groove on surface exposures of limestone; most common in arid or semiarid areas [10].
   2. Small channel cut by flowing water in the floor, wall, or ceiling of a cave [20].
   3. The smallest category of stream in any terrane [20].
   Synonyms: (French.) traces de ruissellement; (German.) Rinne, Kerbe; (Greek.) riákion; (Italian.) solchi di ruscellamento; (Spanish.) arroyuelo; (Turkish.) küçük dere, oluk, ark.

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


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