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mesopause

mesopause

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

Definition of MESOPAUSE

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

Origin of MESOPAUSE

mesosphere + pause
First Known Use: 1950

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