- the exploration and study of caves.
Origin of speleology
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- the scientific study of caves, esp in respect of their geological formation, flora and fauna, etc
- the sport or pastime of exploring caves
C19: from Latin spēlaeum cave
- The exploration and scientific study of the geological and ecological features of caves.
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