[ wurm-hohl ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Old English; From wyrm "serpent, snake, dragon, reptile" and hol "hollow, concave." The astrophysics understanding of the word can be traced to a 1957 paper by John Archibald Wheeler and Charles Misner, although the concept had existed prior to that name.
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1. a hole made by a burrowing or gnawing worm, as in timber, nuts, etc.
2. a theoretical passageway in space between a black hole and a white hole, a speculative means of connecting two disparate points in spacetime
1. A) The joke about finding a wormhole in your apple is not as fun in real life. B) She found a wormhole in the acorn and decided to keep looking for the most photogenic one.
2. A) Unfortunately, traveling through a wormhole to another galaxy only works hypothetically; we're not even sure they exist. B) I wonder if being inside a wormhole is as psychedelic as the movies make space travel out to be.
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