homosphere

/ˈhoʊmoʊsfɪə/ (say 'hohmohsfear)

noun
the earth's atmosphere up to the altitude of about 80 km, consisting of the troposphere, stratosphere and mesosphere, and characterised by proportions of the gaseous constituents remaining more or less uniform throughout. Compare heterosphere.
{homo- + -sphere}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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