This ROOT-WORD is SPHERE which means BALL & SPHERE. It comes from the Greek sphaira. The effect of the word list is surely to make one wish to be an astronaut and get a chance to realize some of these words. One feels lifted out of the geosphere and pulled up to the universe of spheres.
1. Sphere : SPHERE (sfer) n.
A planet; a globe
2. Spherical : SPHER ical (sfer’ i kal) adj.
Relating to a sphere; having the form of a sphere
3. Spheration : SPHER ation (sae ray’ shun) n.
The process of forming a sphere
4. Spheroid : SPHER oid (sfer’ oid) adj.
Resembling a sphere; globular
5. Spherics : SPHER ics (sfer’ iks) n.
The details of the science of spheres
6. Spheriform : SPHER iform (sfer’ i form) adj.
Having the shape of a sphere
7. Spherometer : SPHER ometer (sfer om’ et er) n.
Instrument to measure the curvature of spherical surfaces
8. Atmosphere : atom SPHERE (at’ mo sfer) n.
The mass of air surrounding the earth
9. Stratosphere : strato SOGERE (strat’ o sfer) n.
The upper portion of the atmosphere
10. Troposphere : tropo SPHDRE (troe’ po sfer) n.
The portion of the atmosphere below the stratosphere
11. Astrosphere : astro SPHERE (as’ tro sfer) n.
A star except for its central portion
12. Pyrosphere : pyro SPHERE (pie’ ro sfer) n.’
The hot central portion of the earth
13. Photosphere : photo SPHERE (fote’ o sfter) n.
The layer of light which surrounds the sun
14. Lithosphere : litho SPHERE (lith’ o sfer) n.
The solid part of the earth
15. Leucosphere : leuco SPHERE (lue’ ko sfer) n.
The inner corona
16. Geosphere : geo SPHER (jee’ o sfer) n.
The solid earth
17. Chromosphere : chromo SPHERE (kroe’ mo sfer) n.
The ruddy, gaseous layer surrounding the sun
18. Hydrosphere : hydro SPHERE (hie’ dro sfer) n.
All the water and the vapor in the atmosphere
19. Biosphere : bio SPHERE (bie’ o sfer) n.
The area of a sphere in which there are living organisms
20. Hemisphere : hemi SPHERE (hem’ i sfer) n.
Half of the earth
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