astrobotany


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astrobotany

(ˌæstrəʊˈbɒtənɪ)
n
1. (Botany) the branch of botany that investigates the possibility that plants grow on other planets
2. (Astronomy) the branch of botany that investigates the possibility that plants grow on other planets
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The author of a 1949 book entitled Astrobotany, Tikhov directed the astrobotany section of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.