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Mohorovicic discontinuity the irregular jointure of the earth's crust with the layer of mantle rock beneath it, positioned nearly twenty-two miles beneath the continental land masses and from three to six miles beneath the ocean floor.
Mohs scale a scale that designates the comparative hardness of minerals.
moiety one of two equal or nearly equal parts or portions; half. [3 definitions]
moil to work hard; labor; drudge. [4 definitions]
moiré of fabric, esp. silk, having a wavelike or watery pattern. [3 definitions]
moist slightly or somewhat wet. [4 definitions]
moisten to make or become slightly wet; dampen.
moisture a small amount of diffused or condensed liquid, esp. water, felt as vapor in the air or as dampness on surfaces.
moisturize to add or restore moisture to (the skin), as with lotion.
moisturizer a cosmetic lotion or cream.
Mojave variant of Mohave.
Mojave Desert a desert region of southern California.
mol variant of mole4.
molar1 a large tooth with a broad biting surface, used for grinding food and located in the back of the mouth behind the premolars. [2 definitions]
molar2 in physics, of or relating to a mass of matter as a whole, rather than to molecules or atoms. [2 definitions]
molasses a thick dark brown syrup produced from sorghum or as a by-product when sugar is refined.
mold1 a hollow form used to give a particular shape to a soft or molten substance that is poured into it and allowed to harden. [10 definitions]
mold2 a surface growth of fungus, often fuzzy or downy, that forms on stale, damp, or decaying matter. [4 definitions]
mold3 a loose rich soil that contains much decayed organic matter.
moldboard a curved metal plate on a plow that turns over the soil. [3 definitions]
molder1 to turn gradually to dust; crumble; decay. [2 definitions]