thermohaline


ther·mo·ha·line

adjective \ˌthər-mō-ˈhā-ˌlīn, -ˈha-\

Definition of THERMOHALINE

:  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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