Definition of Exobiology

1. Noun. The branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life.

Exact synonyms: Astrobiology, Space Biology
Generic synonyms: Biological Science, Biology



Definition of Exobiology

1. Noun. The branch of biology dealing with extraterrestrial lifeforms. ¹

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Definition of Exobiology

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Medical Definition of Exobiology

1. The interdisciplinary science that studies evolutionary biology, including the origin and evolution of the major elements required for life, their processing in the interstellar medium and in protostellar systems. This field also includes the study of chemical evolution and the subsequent interactions between evolving biota and planetary evolution as well as the field of biology that deals with the study of extraterrestrial life. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exobiology

exo-beta-D-glucosaminidase
exo-cellobiohydrolase
exo-isomer
exo-poly-alpha-galacturonosidase
exoATPase
exoTrojan
exoamylase
exoantigen
exoatmospheric
exoatmospherically
exobiological
exobiologically
exobiologies
exobiologist
exobiologists
exobiology (current term)
exobiotic
exocannibal
exocannibalism
exocannibals
exocardiac
exocardial
exocarp
exocarps
exoccipital
exoccipital bone
exocellular
exocelomic membrane
exocentric

Literary usage of Exobiology

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1. Life in the Universe: An Assessment of the U.S. and International Programs by Committee On The Origins And E, ebrary, Inc (2003)
"The exobiology program provided the rationale and research basis for the ... Both venues of formation were tested in numerous exobiology-funded studies and, ..."

2. The Geological Record Of Ecological Dynamics: Understanding The Biotic by National Academies Press (U.S.) (2005)
"4See http://www.pages.unibe.ch/about/about.html. 5See http://nai.arc.nasa.gov/index.cfm. 6See http://exobiology.arc.nasa.gov/index.html. ..."

3. Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions by William D. Compton (1996)
"Minutes, meeting of the exobiology Committee of the Space Science Board, Feb. 20,1960, cited in Space Science Board, "Conference on Potential Hazards of ..."

4. Exploring the Moon and Mars: Choices for the Nation (1991)
"Biologists and geologists trained in the specialized methods of exobiology would be able to search for signs of past or present life on the Martian ..."

5. Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars, National Research Council (U.S.). Space Studies Board, National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006)
"exobiology: Approaches to life beyond the Earth. Science 132: 393-400. Lederberg. J.. and DB Cowie. 1958. Moon dust. Science 127: 1473-1475. Light. JO. ..."

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