Definition of exobiology in English:



  • The branch of science that deals with the possibility and likely nature of life on other planets or in space.

    • ‘Although she was an anthropologist, she'd had a minor in exobiology, which was good enough for the school administrator.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I am by no means an expert on exobiology in general or Mars in particular, but it's clear that sorting this out is going to be both complicated and fascinating.’