supergranulation cell

[ soo-per-gran-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌsu pərˌgræn yəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun Astronomy.

one of a number of large convection cells in the photosphere and chromosphere of the sun, each having a diameter of 10,000–20,000 miles (16,000–32,000 km) and lasting longer than a day.

Origin of supergranulation cell

First recorded in 1970–75; super- + granulation
Also called su·per·gran·u·la·tion. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019