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Mohole

[ moh-hohl ]
/ ˈmoʊˌhoʊl /
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noun
a hole bored through the earth's crust into the region below the Mohorovičić discontinuity, for geological research.
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Origin of Mohole

Mo(horovičić) (see Mohorovičić discontinuity) + hole
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British Dictionary definitions for Mohole

Mohole
/ (ˈməʊˌhəʊl) /

noun
an abandoned research project to drill through the earth's crust down to the Mohorovičić discontinuity to obtain samples of mantle rocks

Word Origin for Mohole

C20: from Moho (rovičić ) + hole . See Mohorovičić discontinuity
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