Definition of exobiology in English:

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exobiology

Pronunciation: /ˌɛksəʊbʌɪˈɒlədʒi/

noun

[mass noun]
The branch of science that deals with the possibility and likely nature of life on other planets or in space.
Example sentences
  • In the first category, the grants have supported research in astrobiology, exobiology and extraterrestrial analog environments on Earth.
  • Carl Sagan pioneered the study of exobiology - the study of possible alien life forms and biochemistry.
  • Dubbed ExoMars, the mission will send a lander and a rover to the red planet to carry out exobiology and geophysical analysis of the Martian environment.

Derivatives

exobiological

adjective
Example sentences
  • He thought for a little while longer, got up from his favorite reflecting chair, and moved to the workspace and accessed the exobiological database.

exobiologist

noun
Example sentences
  • Some exobiologists have theorized that comets such as Hyakutake helped seed early Earth with the ingredients for life.
  • Our exobiologists expect any alien species we may encounter to be bipedal mammals that are approximately our size.
  • The commission included no engineers or exobiologists, ‘no one interested in the search for life on Mars or in human missions to Mars.’

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