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aerobe

[ air-ohb ]
/ ˈɛər oʊb /
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noun

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

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Origin of aerobe

First recorded in 1875–80; aer- + (micr)obe
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British Dictionary definitions for aerobe

aerobe

aerobium (ɛəˈrəʊbɪəm)

/ (ˈɛərəʊb) /

noun plural -obes or -obia (-ˈəʊbɪə)

an organism that requires oxygen for respirationCompare anaerobe

Word Origin for aerobe

C19: from aero- + Greek bios life. Compare microbe
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Medical definitions for aerobe

aerobe
[ ârōb′ ]

n.

An organism, such as a bacterium, requiring oxygen to live.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for aerobe

aerobe
[ ârōb′ ]

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