(not in technical use) exobiology.

Origin of astrobiology

First recorded in 1950–55; astro- + biology
Related formsas·tro·bi·o·log·i·cal [as-troh-bi-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌæs troʊˌbɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for astrobiology



the branch of biology that investigates the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe
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Word Origin and History for astrobiology

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

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astrobiology in Science



See exobiology.
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