atmophile

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atmophile Applied to the gaseous elements most typical of, and concentrated in, the Earth's atmosphere; e.g. H, C, N, O, I, and inert gases. They may occur in an uncombined state or combined as, for example, in water (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). Compare BIOPHILE; LITHOPHILE; CHALCOPHILE; and SIDEROPHILE.

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atmophile Applied to the elements most typical of, and concentrated in, the Earth's atmosphere (e.g. H, C, N, O, I, and inert gases). They may occur in an uncombined state or combined (e.g. water (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4)).