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flocculi(flŏk`yəlī'): see chromospherechromosphere
[Gr.,=color sphere], layer of rarefied, transparent gases in the solar atmosphere; it measures 6,000 mi (9,700 km) in thickness and lies between the photosphere (the sun's visible surface) and the corona (its outer atmosphere).
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flocculi(flok -yŭ-lÿ) A term that has been applied to several different solar phenomena. In the older literature plages and filaments were often referred to as bright and dark flocculi respectively, while today the term is sometimes used to denote the bright mottles of the chromospheric network.
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