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astrobiology

[as-troh-bahy-ol-uh-jee] /ˌæs troʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
(not in technical use) exobiology.
Origin of astrobiology
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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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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