astrobiology astrobiology n. exobiology; -- not used technically.

Syn: exobiology. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Astrobiology — (from Greek gr. ἄστρον, astron , constellation, star ; gr. βίος, bios , life ; and gr. λογία, logia ) is the interdisciplinary study of life in the Universe, combining aspects of astronomy, biology and geology. [… …   Wikipedia

  • astrobiology — 1903, from Fr. astrobiologie; see ASTRO (Cf. astro ) + BIOLOGY (Cf. biology). Related: Astrobiological …   Etymology dictionary

  • astrobiology — [as΄trō bī äl′ə jē] n. the branch of biology that investigates the existence of living organisms on planets other than earth …   English World dictionary

  • astrobiology — astrobiological /as troh bi euh loj i keuhl/, adj. /as troh buy ol euh jee/, n. (not in technical use) exobiology. [1950 55; ASTRO + BIOLOGY] * * * ▪ science also called  exobiology  or  xenobiology   a multidisciplinary field dealing with the… …   Universalium

  • astrobiology — noun Date: 1955 exobiology • astrobiologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • astrobiology — noun the study of life anywhere in the universe, including the Earth …   Wiktionary

  • astrobiology — as·tro·bi·ol·o·gy (.)bī äl ə jē n, pl gies EXOBIOLOGY …   Medical dictionary

  • astrobiology — n. study of life on celestial bodies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • astrobiology — noun the branch of biology concerned with the discovery or study of life on other planets or in space. Derivatives astrobiological adjective astrobiologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • astrobiology — as·tro·biology …   English syllables

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