the study of the biology of extraterrestrial life forms
I have never taken any interest in xenobiology.
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.
‘I thought he was in Life Sciences.’ ‘Xenobiology…This is his hobby, though. It’s useful enough’.
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.
Starfleet’s xenobiology records didn’t either.
A little town of industrial-style buildings surrounded it, containing offices, laboratories, workshops, training facilities, and the xenobiology department.
1954 R. Heinlein 'The Star Lummox'
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