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astrobiology

[as-troh-bahy-ol-uh-jee] /ˌæs troʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
(not in technical use) exobiology.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; astro- + biology
Related forms
astrobiological
[as-troh-bi-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌæs troʊˌbɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for astrobiology
  • astrobiology is a relatively new science concerned with the frequency and nature of life in the universe.
  • Read day-by-day accounts of the expedition and learn more about the emerging science of astrobiology.
  • That's what's fascinating to the astrobiology community.
  • While the answer to that question will have to wait, in the meantime you can bone up on the nascent field of astrobiology.
  • My interest here as a part time student of astrobiology is eukaryote type events and its likelihood.
  • astrobiology is a tricky subject to write about these days.
  • And the scientific study of all aspects of biology related to the cosmos has been called astrobiology.
  • The encyclopedia of astrobiology, astronomy, and spaceflight.
  • The encyclopedia of astrobiology, astronomy and space flight.
British Dictionary definitions for astrobiology

astrobiology

/ˌæstrəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of biology that investigates the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe
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Word Origin and History for astrobiology
n.

1903, from French astrobiologie; see astro- + biology. Related: Astrobiological; astrobiologist.

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astrobiology in Science
astrobiology
  (ās'trō-bī-ŏl'ə-jē)   
See exobiology.
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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