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exobiology

[ek-soh-bahy-ol-uh-jee] /ˌɛk soʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of life beyond the earth's atmosphere, as on other planets.
Also called astrobiology, space biology.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; exo- + biology
Related forms
exobiological
[ek-soh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɛk soʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
exobiologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exobiology

exobiology

/ˌɛksəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
another name for astrobiology
Derived Forms
exobiologist, noun
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exobiology in Science
exobiology
  (ěk'sō-bī-ŏl'ə-jē)   
The branch of biology that deals with the search for extraterrestrial life and the effects of extraterrestrial surroundings on living organisms. Also called astrobiology.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for exobiology

astrobiology

a multidisciplinary field dealing with the nature, existence, and search for extraterrestrial life (life beyond Earth). Astrobiology encompasses areas of biology, astronomy, and geology.

Learn more about astrobiology with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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