lithosphere
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1887 the solid part of a celestial body (as the earth); specifically the outer part of the solid earth composed of rock essentially like that exposed at the surface, consisting of the crust and outermost layer of the mantle, and usually considered to be about 60 miles (100 kilometers) in thickness • lithospheric adjective

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