- Also called physiological atmosphere. the part of the atmosphere in which it is possible to breathe normally without aid: the portion of the troposphere from sea level to an altitude of about 13,000 feet (4000 meters).
- Ecology. the planetary ecosystem, including all the earth's living organisms and their physical environment; biosphere.
Origin of ecosphere
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- the planetary ecosystem, consisting of all living organisms and their environment
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Word Origin and History for ecosphere
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- The regions of the Earth that are capable of supporting life, together with the ecosystems they contain; the biosphere.
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