Definitions

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  • n. The study of alien life.
  • n. Homology from horizontal gene transfer.

Etymologies

xeno- + -logy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The command staff and xenology had had the difficult assignment of establishing contact with and screening the conscripts.

    A CALL TO DARKNESS

  • It would have made for an intriguing case study, if hed been back at the Academy studying xenology.

    A CALL TO DARKNESS

  • He might never reach the exalted rank of Counselor, but in another ten years or so he could see himself in charge of the entire xenology department, passing judgment on the reports of others and handing out assignments from a spacious office high atop the Science Tower in Denpasar.

    The Howling Stones

  • She, who had the most knowledge of kzin xenology, was prepared to speak through a translator for her band.

    Inconstant Star

  • The science of xenology insists on more mysteries than Mother Church.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • On all the Hundred Worlds the people most involved in xenology read each word as Libo or Novinha typed it in.

    Speaker for the Dead

  • The xenology section was completely independent of the main installation.

    Nor Crystal Tears

  • Webner was the academic type, professor of xenology at the University of Oceania.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate

  • After heesh got straight the basic facts of astronomy, xenology, and galactic politics, heesh's questions sharpened until Flandry wondered if Didonians might not be inherently more intelligent than men.

    The Rebel Worlds

  • She gathered that xenology had always fascinated him and that he was seldom home.

    A Circus of Hells

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