the study of the biology of extraterrestrial life forms
I have never taken any interest in xenobiology.
Star Lummox in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May 60
They stood in an outer office of the xenobiology section.
Call Me Joe in Astounding Science Fiction 19/2
I’m not sufficiently grounded in xenobiology to know if the basic assumption is sound.
Product of the Masses in Worlds of If Apr. 101/1
There have been intelligent life-forms reported from three or four other planets; so far they have reported one simian, one feline, and three unclassifiable—xenobiology isn’t my specialty.
Darkover Landfall vi. 64
‘I thought he was in Life Sciences.’ ‘Xenobiology…This is his hobby, though. It’s useful enough’.
My Enemy, My Ally vi. 79
As soon as he reached the port he knew that the heretofore grand discoveries of lichen and fungi on Tycho V and Burke had been instantly relegated to the realm of footnotes in the young world of xenobiology.
Life Form 36
Starfleet’s xenobiology records didn’t either.
Return xxix. 222
A little town of industrial-style buildings surrounded it, containing offices, laboratories, workshops, training facilities, and the xenobiology department.
Pandora’s Star vii. 167
Robert Heinlein, 'The Star Lummox'
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