branchwork cave pattern

   1. A cave system that has been formed by the intersection of tubular or canyon-like conduits as tributaries in the down-flow direction.
   2. A dendritic cave system of subterranean watercourses having many incoming branches and no visible outgoing ones [10].

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

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