- A karstic outcrop which has been exposed by the erosion of an allochthonous cover; there is an implication that karstification (partial or complete) had preceded the removal of the cover .Mantled karst or buried karst which has been divested of its cover. It is the re-exposed portion of a former landscape .Synonyms: (French.) karst dénudé; (German.) wiederaufgedeckter Karst; (Greek.) gymnothen karst; (Italian.) carso riesumato; (Spanish.) karst exhumado; (Turkish.) aç2k karst; (Yugoslavian.) ogoljeli krš ( kras).
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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