Definitions for chromosphereˈkroʊ məˌsfɪər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a gaseous envelope surrounding the sun from which hydrogen and other gases erupt.
a gaseous envelope surrounding a star.
Origin of chromosphere:
chro`mo•spher′ic-ˈsfɛr ɪk, -ˈsfɪər-(adj.)
a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere (extending from the photosphere to the corona) that is visible during a total eclipse of the sun
The faint pink extension of a star's atmospheric envelope between the corona and the photosphere
an atmosphere of rare matter, composed principally of incandescent hydrogen gas, surrounding the sun and enveloping the photosphere. Portions of the chromosphere are here and there thrown up into enormous tongues of flame
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