Definition of Amalthea in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈmalθɪə
A satellite of Jupiter, the third closest to the planet, being reddish in colour and heavily cratered (262 km long and 146 km across).


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

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deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected