space biology

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space biology

The scientific study of how conditions during space flight and in the extraterrestrial environment, especially in reduced gravity, affect living organisms.
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(ˌɛk soʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi)

the study of the origin and evolution of life in the universe. Compare astrobiology.
ex`o•bi`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
ex`o•bi•ol′o•gist, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: biology - the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial lifespace biology - 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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