1. The study of subterranean living organisms, particularly in karst caves and other openings in rock formations [9, 21].
   2. The scientific study of cave animal life, or the biology of caves, karst, and groundwater. A biologist who specializes in this study is called a biospeleologist [23].
   Synonyms: (French.) biospéléologie, biospéologie; (German.) Biospeläologie; (Greek.) biospeleology; (Italian.) biospeleogia; (Russian.) biospeleologija; (Spanish.) biospeleología; (Turkish.) biyospeleoloji, ma!!!™ ara canl2lar2 bilimi; (Yugoslavian.) biospeleologija.

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

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