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exobiology

(ĕk′sō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of biology that focuses on the search for extraterrestrial life and the conditions conducive to the development of life, often using the techniques of astronomy to make measurements or observations.

ex′o·bi′o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ex′o·bi·ol′o·gist n.

exobiology

(ĕk″sō-bī-ŏl′ō-jē)
The biological science of the universe, exclusive of our planet.

exobiology

the study of possible extraterrestrial organisms.
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How can one element so dominate the provincial imaginations of chemists that exobiologists rarely bother to speculate about life based on any other element?
In fact, the questions raised by exobiologists may never be answered in the affirmative even if life does exist elsewhere in reality.