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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

network cave pattern
A type of maze cave characterized by a complex pattern of repeatedly connected passages in a cave system. In map view, this type of maze cave appears similar to a city street map. It is typically formed by solutionally aggressive water infiltrating through fractures in an overlying insoluble cap-rock thus exhibiting a jointcontrolled pattern. Synonym: labyrinth.