syngenetic karst

   1. Karst developed contemporaneously with the lithification of the formation, as in eolian calcarenite where lithification and karstification of dune sands may proceed simultaneously [10].
   2. Karst landforms that developed upon young, porous carbonate rocks, such as aeolianites, as they underwent lithification [9].
   Synonyms: (French.) karst syngénétique; (German.) Syngenetischer Karst; (Greek.) synegeticon karst; (Italian.) carsismo singenetico; (Spanish.) karst singenético; (Turkish.) eÕtürümlü karst; (Yugoslavian.) singenetski krs \# ( kras).

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

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  • karst —    (Internationally used term, originally the German form of the Slavic word kras or krš, meaning a bleak waterless place; it is the German name for a district east of Trieste having such terrane.) A terrane, generally underlain by limestone or… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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