mesosphere etymology

English word mesosphere comes from English meso-, English -sphere

Detailed word origin of mesosphere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
meso- English (eng) (chemistry) Designating an achiral member of a group of diastereoisomers that has at least one chiral member. Intermediate. Middle.
-sphere English (eng) (mathematics) Used to form nouns indicating a sphere of x dimensions. Designating some layer of the Earth.
mesosphere English (eng) (geology) The part of the Earth's mantle below the asthenosphere and above the outer core. Layer of the Earth's atmosphere that is directly above the stratosphere and directly below the thermosphere.

Words with the same origin as mesosphere

Descendants of meso-
age ageism ageless agelessness agewise mesectoderm mesobuccal mesohabitat mesometeorology mesometritis mesomorphic meson mesopharynx mesophyll mesopuncture mesosalpinx mesostatic muon overage period postage teen teenager underage
Descendants of -sphere
adminisphere atmosphere biosphere blogosphere electrosphere fatosphere fisking graphosphere heliosphere heliospheric hydrosphere ionosphere magnetosphere mammosphere mechanical lithosphere neutrinosphere oncosphere photosphere phyllosphere podosphere sarcosphere tectosphere troposphere vitasphere