Definition of Amalthea in English:

Amalthea

Syllabification: Am·al·the·a
Pronunciation: /ˌaməlˈTHēə, əmal-
 
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Astronomy
  • Satellite V of Jupiter, the third closest to the planet. It is reddish in color and heavily cratered, with a diameter of 106 miles (170 km).

Origin

from the name of a goat in Greek mythology, which suckled the infant Zeus.

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