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Mohole

[moh-hohl] /ˈmoʊˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
a hole bored through the earth's crust into the region below the Mohorovičić discontinuity, for geological research.
Origin
Mo(horovičić) (see Mohorovičić discontinuity) + hole
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Mohole

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