ionosphere etymology

English word ionosphere comes from English -sphere, English iono- (ISV combining form denoting relationship to ions.)

Detailed word origin of ionosphere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-sphere English (eng) (mathematics) Used to form nouns indicating a sphere of x dimensions. Designating some layer of the Earth.
iono- English (eng) ISV combining form denoting relationship to ions.
ionosphere English (eng) The part of the Earth's atmosphere beginning at an altitude of about 50 kilometers (31 miles) and extending outward 500 kilometers (310 miles) or more.. The similar region of the atmosphere of another planet.

Words with the same origin as ionosphere

Descendants of -sphere
adminisphere atmosphere biosphere blogosphere electrosphere fatosphere fisking graphosphere heliosphere heliospheric hydrosphere magnetosphere mammosphere mechanical lithosphere mesosphere neutrinosphere oncosphere photosphere phyllosphere podosphere sarcosphere tectosphere troposphere vitasphere
Descendants of iono-
compomer ionocovalent ionocraft ionogenic ionogram ionomer ionomeric ionopause ionophobic ionosonde