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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·o·sphere

(bī'ō-sfēr),
All regions in the world where living organisms are found.
[bio- + G. sphaira, sphere]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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biosphere

Any region of the Earth with life forms.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·o·sphere

(bī'ō-sfēr)
All the regions in the world where living organisms are found.
[bio- + G. sphaira, sphere]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

biosphere

that part of the earth's surface and its immediate atmosphere which is occupied by living organisms.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The firm is currently working to create antibody-based therapies to treat cancer and decided to move into the Biosphere because of the access to bespoke laboratories at the site, as well as the local talent available in the North East.
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"Those in the foreign service say Apayao is unique compared to the other biosphere reserves, for example in Albay they have the sea and not virgin forest, so we'll have a different approach.
What Earth's history does make clear, however, is that if we don't take the right kind of action soon the biosphere will simply move on without us, creating new versions of itself in the changing climate we're generating now.
Composed of 686 biosphere reserves in 122 countries, including 20 transboundary sites, the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of the Man and Biosphere Programme covers internationally designated protected areas, each known as biosphere reserves, that are meant to demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature.
Then, on May 17, the newly formed food and drink cluster in the Dyfi Biosphere will plan how to expand its activities so as to include local producers and suppliers as well as cafes and restaurants.
It says that according to the decisions of the 29th session of the Human and Biosphere Program Council held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Central Balkan was declared one of the four new Bulgarian biosphere parks, BNT reported.
JABAL MOUSSA, Lebanon: Five new hiking trails were inaugurated in the Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve Thursday with a celebration of the initiative that is intended to promote conservation and tourism.
Mexican environmental authorities have managed to reduce the level of illegal logging in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, removing one of the threats to the survival of the protected species.
Both Palawan and Puerto Galera have been previously declared Man and Biosphere (MAB) reserves by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).