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Meaning of CHROMOSPHERE

Pronunciation:  'krowmu`sfeer

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere (extending from the photosphere to the corona) that is visible during a total eclipse of the sun
 

CHROMOSPHERE is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: layer, sun

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chro"mo*sphere\, n. [Gr. ? color + E. sphere.]
(Astron.)
An atmosphere of rare matter, composed principally of
incandescent hydrogen gas, surrounding the sun and enveloping
the photosphere. Portions of the chromosphere are here and
there thrown up into enormous tongues of flame.

 

 

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