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mo·fette

also mof·fette  (mō-fĕt′)
n.
1. An opening in the earth from which carbon dioxide and other gases escape, usually marking the last stage of volcanic activity.
2. The gases escaping from such an opening.

[French, gaseous exhalation, from Italian moffetta, diminutive of muffa, mold, moldy smell, probably of Germanic origin.]

mofette

(məʊˈfɛt)
n
(Geological Science) an opening in a region of nearly extinct volcanic activity, through which carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and other gases pass
[C19: from French, from Neapolitan Italian mofeta; compare dialect German muffezen to smell fetid]
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Natural resources and healing factors of Hungary by region Mineral- Medicinal- HealthRegion waters waters waters Central Hungary 42 28 0 Central-Transdanubia 32 11 1 Western-Transdanubia 29 35 4 Southern-Transdanubia 25 22 1 Northern-Hungary 17 17 4 Northern Great Plain 34 47 2 Southern Great Plain 40 37 1 Altogether 219 197 13 Health- ThermalRegion caves Mofetta mud Central Hungary 1 0 0 Central-Transdanubia 1 0 0 Western-Transdanubia 0 0 2 Southern-Transdanubia 1 0 0 Northern-Hungary 2 1 0 Northern Great Plain 0 0 2 Southern Great Plain 0 0 1 Altogether 5 1 5 Source: based on OGYFI records (2009), own edition Table 2.