exobiology

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ex·o·bi·ol·o·gy

 (ĕk′sō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of biology that focuses on the search for extraterrestrial life and the conditions conducive to the development of life, often using the techniques of astronomy to make measurements or observations.

ex′o·bi′o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ex′o·bi·ol′o·gist n.

exobiology

(ˌɛksəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Biology) another name for astrobiology
ˌexobiˈologist n

ex•o•bi•ol•o•gy

(ˌɛk soʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the study of the origin and evolution of life in the universe. Compare astrobiology.
[1955–60]
ex`o•bi`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
ex`o•bi•ol′o•gist, n.

exobiology

the branch of biology that studies life beyond the earth’s atmosphere, as on other planets. — exobiologist, n.
See also: Planets
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Noun1.exobiology - the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial lifeexobiology - the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
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Exobiologists such as Lynn Rothschild at NASA have said the red snow alga is the type of organism that could survive the cold and the intense UV radiation that beats down on the Martian surface.