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aerobiosis

[air-oh-bahy-oh-sis] /ˌɛər oʊ baɪˈoʊ sɪs/
noun, Biology.
1.
life in an environment containing oxygen or air.
Origin of aerobiosis
1895-1900
From New Latin, dating back to 1895-1900; See origin at aero-, -biosis
Related forms
aerobiotic
[air-oh-bahy-ot-ik] /ˌɛər oʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
aerobiotically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for aerobiosis

aerobiosis

/ˌɛərəʊbaɪˈəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
life in the presence of oxygen
Derived Forms
aerobiotic (ˌɛərəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk) adjective
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aerobiosis in Medicine

aerobiosis aer·o·bi·o·sis (âr'ō-bī-ō'sĭs)
n.
Life sustained by an organism in the presence of air or oxygen.

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