Mohole

Mohole

[moh-hohl]
noun
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)
 
n
an abandoned research project to drill through the earth's crust down to the Mohorovičić discontinuity to obtain samples of mantle rocks
 
[C20: from Moho(rovičić ) + hole. See Mohorovičić discontinuity]

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