AskDefine | Define ecosphere

Extensive Definition

Ecosphere has several different meanings:
  • In ecology the term ecosphere can refer to the global ecosystem of the planet (essentially the same as biosphere).
  • In astronomy an ecosphere is an imaginary shell of space surrounding stars where conditions are such that life might survive. See habitable zone.

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ecosphere in Breton: Ekosferenn
ecosphere in Spanish: Ecósfera
ecosphere in French: Écosphère
ecosphere in Slovenian: Ekosfera
ecosphere in Turkish: Ekosfer

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aerosphere, all that lives, atmosphere, biochore, biocycle, biosphere, biota, biotope, brawn, fiber, flesh, flora and fauna, gaseous envelope, lift, living matter, living nature, noosphere, organic matter, organic nature, organized matter, plasm, tissue, welkin
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