tectosphere etymology

English word tectosphere comes from English -sphere, English tecto- (Tectonic. Tectum.)

Detailed word origin of tectosphere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-sphere English (eng) (mathematics) Used to form nouns indicating a sphere of x dimensions. Designating some layer of the Earth.
tecto- English (eng) Tectonic. Tectum.
tectosphere English (eng) (geology) the part of the mantle lying below cratons, which moves during tectonic activity.

Words with the same origin as tectosphere

Descendants of -sphere
adminisphere atmosphere biosphere blogosphere electrosphere fatosphere fisking graphosphere heliosphere heliospheric hydrosphere ionosphere magnetosphere mammosphere mechanical lithosphere mesosphere neutrinosphere oncosphere photosphere phyllosphere podosphere sarcosphere troposphere vitasphere
Descendants of tecto-
tectophase tectosilicate tectospinal