heliosphere etymology

English word heliosphere comes from English -sphere, English helio- (Concerning the sun.)

Detailed word origin of heliosphere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-sphere English (eng) (mathematics) Used to form nouns indicating a sphere of x dimensions. Designating some layer of the Earth.
helio- English (eng) Concerning the sun.
heliosphere English (eng) (astronomy) The region of space where interstellar medium is blown away by solar wind; the boundary, heliopause, is often considered the edge of the Solar System.

Words with the same origin as heliosphere

Descendants of -sphere
adminisphere atmosphere biosphere blogosphere electrosphere fatosphere fisking graphosphere heliospheric hydrosphere ionosphere magnetosphere mammosphere mechanical lithosphere mesosphere neutrinosphere oncosphere photosphere phyllosphere podosphere sarcosphere tectosphere troposphere vitasphere
Descendants of helio-
apheliotropic heliobacterium heliocentric heliogram heliography heliolater heliolatitude heliolatry heliomagnetic heliophile heliophobia heliophysics helioseismic helioseismological helioseismologist helioseismology heliosheath heliosis heliosynchronous heliotaxis heliotheist heliotheistic heliotherapeutic heliothermic heliotropic