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Moho \Mo"ho\, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) A gallinule ( Notornis Mantelli) formerly inhabiting New Zealand, but now supposed to be extinct. It was incapable of flight. See Notornis.


Moho \Mo"ho\, n. [Short for Mohorovicic discontinuity, from Andrija Mohorovi[ccaron]i[cacute], a Yugoslavian geologist.] (Geol.) The boundary between the earth's crust and the semiliquid mantle beneath. It varies in depth from 3 miles beneath the surface at certain points in the ocean to over 25 miles under certain parts of continents.


n. The North Island takahē, an extinct rail of New Zealand.


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Moho (genus)

__NOTOC__ Moho was a genus of extinct birds in the Hawaiian bird family, Mohoidae, that were endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Members of the genus are known as ōō in the Hawaiian language. Their plumage was generally striking glossy black; some species had yellowish axillary tufts and other black outer feathers. Most of these species became extinct by habitat loss and by extensive hunting because their plumage were used for the creation of precious aahu alii (robes) and ahu ula (capes) for alii (Hawaiian nobility). The Kauai ōō was the last species of this genus to become extinct, probably a victim of avian malaria.

Until recently, the birds in this genus were thought to belong to the family Meliphagidae ( honeyeaters) because they looked and acted so similar to members of that family, including many morphological details. A 2008 study argued, on the basis of a phylogenetic analysis of DNA from museum specimens, that the genera Moho and Chaetoptila do not belong to the Meliphagidae but instead belong to a group that includes the waxwings and the palmchat; they appear especially close to the silky-flycatchers. The authors proposed a family, Mohoidae, for these two extinct genera.

The album O'o by jazz composer John Zorn, released in 2009, is named after these birds.

Moho (Anime Studio)

Anime Studio is a proprietary vector-based 2D animation software for animators originally distributed by LostMarble, and later by e frontier. Since November 2007, Smith Micro Software has distributed Anime Studio. The software comes in two different versions, named Anime Studio Debut and Anime Studio Pro, the first being restricted in terms of possible length and image size, as well as not having all the functions of the Pro version. Anime Studio is available for the Windows and Macintosh operating systems in English, German and Japanese language (and Spanish since version 9.2). Anime Studio Pro is no longer supporting the Linux platform.

Usage examples of "moho".

The Moho discontinuity, that sharp line where the crust met the mantle, seemed to lie from ten to forty miles below sea level.

Since no one had ever been able to get magma from the Moho, although both Americans and Russians had tried during the Cold War, Perry decided to go back and drill into the mountain in hopes that Benthic Marine might be the first organization to sample the molten material.

Way down in the moho, five hundred-year-old fingernails began tearing painfully free.