one who studies xenobiology n.
Once the xenobiologists got their hands on Lummox they would never let him go.
Star Lummox in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May 60
They're intelligent but Irchevsky, our best xenobiologist, thinks they may not be rational at all.
Lathe of Heaven (1973) x. 160
Events again force her to rely on alienated individuals: Hywel, her husband…and Tam, the shape-changing, alien, xenobiologist.
From Alienation to Personal Triumph in T. Staicar Feminine Eye (1982) ix. 117
Only a few people understood how much was riding on the work that Ela and Novinha, as Lusitania’s xenobiologists were doing.
Xenocide v. 73
1994 Interzone July 9/1
The search was for life. Those drones which returned—about 30 per cent—came back with an increasingly dismal picture. The ubiquitous gas giants were targeted first. All were sterile, a puzzle to prospective xenobiologists.
A group of xenobiologists believed it was close to opening communication.
Joy Machine iii. 37
Xenobiologists—a field that had come into existence in four years flat and now boasted four monthly journals—had managed to establish that the tissues of all the dead Tiberians had various kinds of damage brought on by the way their immune systems reacted to long-term exposure to Earth proteins, so they not only had to have been to the Earth, they had to have spent years here eating the food.
Encounter with Tiber 473
One was Mayhar-Perth, the xenobiologist.
My Brother's Keeper . vi. 72
What CST actually conducted was planetary surveys, the province of geologists and xenobiologists; they weren’t interested in the void between the stars, there was no striving to bridge the distance.
Pandora's Star v. 118
1954 R. Heinlein 'The Star Lummox'
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