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ecosphere

(ē′kō-sfîr′, ĕk′ō-)
n.
The regions of the universe, especially on the earth, that are capable of supporting life; the biosphere.

ecosphere

(ĕk′ō-sfēr″) [Gr. oikos, house, + L. sphera, ball]
The portions of the earth habitable by microorganisms, plants, and animals.

ecosphere

those parts of the earth and its atmosphere where life can exist.
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