ecosphere

[ ek-oh-sfeer, ee-koh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF ecosphere

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WORD ORIGIN

1953, the region around a star where conditions allow life-bearing planets to exist; see eco- + sphere. Apparently coined by German-born U.S. physician and space medicine pioneer Hubertus Strughold (1898-1986).

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biome

nounlarge plant and animal community
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