- the term for speleology used by professionals.
- speleology, spelaeology
- the branch of geology that explores, studies, and describes caves. —speleologist, spelaeologist, n. —speleological, spelaeological, adj.
- a person who explores caves as a hobby. —spelunk, v.
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