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exobiology

[ek-soh-bahy-ol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the study of life beyond the earth's atmosphere, as on other planets.

Origin of exobiology

First recorded in 1955–60; exo- + biology
Related formsex·o·bi·o·log·i·cal [ek-soh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɛk soʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveex·o·bi·ol·o·gist, noun
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Examples from the Web for exobiologist

Historical Examples

  • This is going to be a three-man team, you, me and an exobiologist.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • I'm an exobiologist, with a supplementary degree in anthropology.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • I'm an exobiologist with a supplementary degree in anthropology.

    Sense of Obligation

    Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)


British Dictionary definitions for exobiologist

exobiology

noun
  1. another name for astrobiology
Derived Formsexobiologist, noun
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exobiologist in Science

exobiology

[ĕk′sō-bī-ŏlə-jē]
  1. The branch of biology that deals with the search for extraterrestrial life and the effects of extraterrestrial surroundings on living organisms. Also called astrobiology
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