eco·​sphere | \ ˈē-kō-ˌsfir , ˈe-kō- \

Definition of ecosphere

: the parts of the universe habitable by living organisms especially : biosphere sense 1

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Increases self reliance Amazon is an ecosphere unto itself. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Here's Why Amazon Wants to Start Its Own Delivery Service," 9 Feb. 2018 Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Two floors of praying mantises, stick insects, tarantulas, and more, plus a 7,000-square-foot ecosphere filled with butterflies. Shannon Eblen,, "Lesser-known museums to visit before summer ends," 23 Aug. 2017 Thus, the whole global ecosphere is connected by an intricate web of funding. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, "Goodbye, My Funding," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of ecosphere

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ecosphere

eco- + -sphere, after ecosystem, biosphere

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The first known use of ecosphere was in 1953

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eco·​sphere | \ ˈē-kō-ˌsfi(ə)r , ˈek-ō- \

Medical Definition of ecosphere

: the parts of the universe habitable by living organisms especially : biosphere sense 1

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