exospheric


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ex·o·sphere

 (ĕk′sō-sfîr′)
n.
1. The outermost region of a planet's atmosphere.
2. The outermost region of the earth's atmosphere, lying above the thermosphere and extending thousands of kilometers into space, from which molecules having sufficient velocity can escape the earth's gravitation.

ex′o·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-) adj.
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exospheric

(ˌɛksəʊˈsfɛrɪk) or

exospherical

adj
(Physical Geography) of or relating to the exosphere
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Translations
exosphérique
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