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mesopause

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noun me·so·pause \ˈme-zə-ˌpȯz, ˈmē-, -sə-\

Definition of mesopause

  1. :  the upper boundary of the mesosphere where the temperature of the atmosphere reaches its lowest point



Origin and Etymology of mesopause

mesosphere + pause


First Known Use: 1950

Rhymes with mesopause

diapause, grasp at straws, menopause, reserve clause, self-applause, tropopause


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