exobiology

noun the branch of science concerned with the possibility and likely nature of life on other planets or in space.
Derivatives
exobiological adjective
exobiologist noun

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  • exobiology — [eks΄ō bī äl′ə jē] n. the branch of biology investigating the possibility of extraterrestrial life and the effects of extraterrestrial environments on living organisms from the earth exobiological adj. exobiologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Exobiology —    The study of the necessary conditions to support life on other planets. NASA s Exobiology program studies the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the universe.    They trace the pathways by which biogenic elements (Carbon, Hydrogen,… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • exobiology — noun Date: 1960 a branch of biology concerned with the search for life outside the earth and with the effects of extraterrestrial environments on living organisms • exobiological adjective • exobiologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exobiology — exobiological /ek soh buy euh loj i keuhl/, adj. exobiologist, n. /ek soh buy ol euh jee/, n. the study of life beyond the earth s atmosphere, as on other planets. Also called astrobiology, space biology. [1955 60; EXO + BIOLOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • exobiology — noun The branch of biology dealing with extraterrestrial lifeforms. Syn: astrobiology …   Wiktionary

  • exobiology — exo·bi·ol·o·gy bī äl ə jē n, pl gies a branch of biology concerned with the search for life outside the earth and with the effects of extraterrestrial environments on living organisms called also astrobiology exo·bi·o·log·i·cal .bī ə läj i kəl… …   Medical dictionary

  • exobiology — study of extraterrestrial life Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • exobiology — n. study of the possibility of life on other planets,ex·o·bi ol·o·gy || ‚eksəʊbaɪ É‘lÉ™dʒɪ / É’lÉ™ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exobiology — exo·biology …   English syllables

  • exobiology — ex•o•bi•ol•o•gy [[t]ˌɛk soʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. astron. bio the study of the origin and evolution of life in the universe. Compare astrobiology • Etymology: 1955–60 ex o•bi o•log′i•cal əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl adj. ex o•bi•ol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

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