lithospheric etymology

English word lithospheric comes from English -ic, English lithosphere

Detailed word origin of lithospheric

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-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
lithosphere English (eng) (geology) The rigid, mechanically strong, outer layer of the Earth; divided into twelve major plates.
lithospheric English (eng) Of or pertaining to the lithosphere.

Words with the same origin as lithospheric

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