mesopause

noun
me·​so·​pause | \ ˈme-zə-ˌpȯz How to pronounce mesopause (audio) , ˈmē-, -sə- \

Definition of mesopause

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

First Known Use of mesopause

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mesopause

mesosphere + pause

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“Mesopause.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesopause. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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