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magnetosheath

[mag-nee-tuh-sheeth] /mægˈni təˌʃiθ/
noun, Astronomy
1.
the region between the magnetopause of the earth or of some other planet and the shock front caused by the solar wind.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; magneto- + sheath
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