Definition of Moho in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈməʊhəʊ/


Short for Mohorovičić discontinuity.
Example sentences
  • If magmas are extracted from the magma chamber complexes around the Moho, subsequent magmas will not be trapped, and primitive magmas will be able to rise directly to the surface.
  • These uplift-subsidence cycles may have been caused by episodic plume-related magmatic injection near the Moho and associated fluctuations in dynamic support.
  • Upon migration, it is evident that they are truncated by subhorizontal reflectivity at c.43 km depth, such that they do not continue across the Moho.

Words that rhyme with Moho

boho, coho, Soho

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