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aerobe

[ air-ohb ]

noun

  1. an organism, especially a bacterium, that requires air or free oxygen for life ( anaerobe ).


aerobe

/ ɛəˈrəʊbɪəm; ˈɛərəʊb /

noun

  1. an organism that requires oxygen for respiration Compare anaerobe


aerobe

/ ârōb′ /

  1. An organism, such as a bacterium, that can or must live in the presence of oxygen.
  2. Compare anaerobe


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Word History and Origins

Origin of aerobe1

First recorded in 1875–80; aer- + (micr)obe

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Word History and Origins

Origin of aerobe1

C19: from aero- + Greek bios life. Compare microbe

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