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thermohaline

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adjective ther·mo·ha·line \ˌthər-mō-ˈhā-ˌlīn, -ˈha-\

Definition of thermohaline

  1. :  involving or dependent upon the conjoint effect of temperature and salinity <thermohaline circulation in the Pacific>



Origin of thermohaline

therm- + Greek hal-, hals salt — more at salt


First Known Use: 1942


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