heliosheath etymology

English word heliosheath comes from English sheath, English helio- (Concerning the sun.)

Detailed word origin of heliosheath

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sheath English (eng) To put an object (especially a weapon, in particular, a sword) into its sheath. (British) A condom.. A scabbard; a holster for a sword.. A tight-fitting dress.. Anything that has a similar shape to a scabbard for a sword that is for the purpose of holding an object that is longer than it is wide; a case.. One of the elytra of an insect.. The base of a leaf when sheathing or investing a stem [...]
helio- English (eng) Concerning the sun.
heliosheath English (eng) (astronomy) A zone between the termination shock and the heliopause, in the heliosphere, at the outer border of the Solar System, where the solar wind is dramatically slower than within the termination shock.

Words with the same origin as heliosheath

Descendants of sheath
Chionis minor
Descendants of helio-
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