biosphere etymology

English word biosphere comes from English bio- (Life. Organic life.), English -sphere

Detailed word origin of biosphere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bio- English (eng) Life. Organic life.
-sphere English (eng) (mathematics) Used to form nouns indicating a sphere of x dimensions. Designating some layer of the Earth.
biosphere English (eng) The part of the Earth and its atmosphere capable of supporting life. The totality of living organisms and their environment.

Words with the same origin as biosphere

Descendants of bio-
biochemical biochemistry biodegradable biodestructible biodiesel biodilution biodiversity bioelectric biofeedback biofriendly biofuel biogenic biogeophysical biohazard bioluminescent biomechanics biomedical bionics bionucleonic bioscan bioscope biosynthesis biotech bioweapon
Descendants of -sphere
adminisphere atmosphere blogosphere electrosphere fatosphere fisking graphosphere heliosphere heliospheric hydrosphere ionosphere magnetosphere mammosphere mechanical lithosphere mesosphere neutrinosphere oncosphere photosphere phyllosphere podosphere sarcosphere tectosphere troposphere vitasphere