(used to form words indicating that the base element is or relates to an alien)
The quotations show relatively rare combinations; see full entries for details on more common words.
[< Ancient Greek ξενο-, ξεν-, combining form of ξένος a guest, stranger, foreigner]
You mentioned, Miss Amberdon, that they have been unable to communicate with other human beings. This suggests then that you are a xenotelepath.
The first man…said, ‘Marco Zabal, Xenobotanist’.
The former group took their love of aliens to almost a pseudo-religious frenzy. Hysterical Xenophilia?
My speciality is xenogenetics.
We didn’t bring the proper equipment to do excavation. As a matter of fact, we're not trained xeno-archaeologists, and we'll undoubtedly be criticized for even putting a probe into the soil.
Fix up to see the Commonwealth xenocultural experts talking to the Silfen.
What few xenographical studies of the Obin had been done by humans or other races discovered that aside from a spare and utilitarian language, and a facility for practical technology, the Obin produced nothing of creative note: No significant art across any of their perceivable senses, no literature, no religion or philosophy that xenographers could recognize as such.
any evidence 1962
James H. Schmitz, 'Novice'
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