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biosphere

 [bi´o-sfēr]
1. that part of the universe in which living organisms are known to exist; see also atmosphere.
2. the sphere of action between an organism and its environment.

bi·o·sphere

(bī'ō-sfēr),
All regions in the world where living organisms are found.
[bio- + G. sphaira, sphere]

biosphere

(bī′ə-sfîr′)
n.
1. The part of the earth and its atmosphere in which living organisms exist or that is capable of supporting life.
2. The living organisms and their environment composing the biosphere.

bi′o·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-) adj.

biosphere

Any region of the Earth with life forms.

bi·o·sphere

(bī'ō-sfēr)
All the regions in the world where living organisms are found.
[bio- + G. sphaira, sphere]

biosphere

that part of the earth's surface and its immediate atmosphere which is occupied by living organisms.

biosphere

1. that part of the universe in which living organisms are known to exist, comprising the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere.
2. the sphere of action between an organism and its environment.
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