from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The region of the atmosphere from 30 to 190 kilometers (20 to 120 miles) above the earth's surface, in which photochemical reactions initiated by solar radiation occur.

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  • n. the region of the Earth's atmosphere (from 20 to 120 miles above the surface) in which photochemical reactions take place


chemo- + -sphere (Wiktionary)


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