[ air-oh-bak-ter ]
/ ˈɛər oʊˌbæk tər /


any of several short, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Aerobacter, free living in nature and also normally inhabiting the intestinal tracts of humans and other animals.

Origin of aerobacter

< New Latin (1900); see aero-, -bacter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019