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atmosphere

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noun at·mo·sphere \ˈat-mə-ˌsfi(ə)r\

Medical Definition of atmosphere

  1. 1:  the whole mass of air surrounding the earth

  2. 2:  the air of a locality

  3. 3:  a unit of pressure equal to the pressure of the air at sea level or to 101,325 pascals or to approximately 14.7 pounds per square inch

atmospheric \ˌat-mə-ˈsfi(ə)r-ik, -ˈsfer-\play adjective




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