Definition of pseudokarst in English:

pseudokarst

noun

Geomorphology
  • A kind of topography resembling karst in ground other than limestone, produced by subterranean erosion rather than solution of rock.

Origin

1950s. From pseudo- + karst, ultimately after German Pseudo-Verkarstung (W. von Knebel Höhlenkunde xix. 183; the usual German term is Pseudokarst). Compare Italian pseudocarsismo (noun), pseudocarsico (adjective).

Pronunciation

pseudokarst

/ˈs(j)uːdə(ʊ)kɑːst/