semisphere

noun semi·sphere \ˈsemə̇ˌsfi(ə)r, -iə\

Definition of semisphere

semispheric

or

semispherical

\-rə̇kəl, -rēk-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of semisphere

Medieval Latin semisphaera, from Latin semi- + sphaera sphere — more at sphere


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