biosphere

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biosphere bi·o·sphere (bī'ə-sfēr')
n.

  1. All the regions of the earth and its atmosphere in which living organisms are found or can live.

  2. The living organisms and their environment composing the biosphere.


bi'o·spher'ic (-sfēr'ĭk, -sfěr'-) adj.
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