Mohole

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

Origin of Mohole

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

Mohole

noun
  1. 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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