cave breakdown

   1. Enlargement of parts of a cave system by fall of rock masses from walls and ceiling.
   2. Heaps of rock that have collapsed from the walls and ceiling of a cave, generally called cave breccia [10].
   3. Synonym for the collapse of caves, or, in American usage, for the debris produced by collapse [18].

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

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