[ air-ohb ]
/ ˈɛər oʊb /
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an organism, especially a bacterium, that requires air or free oxygen for life (opposed to anaerobe).
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British Dictionary definitions for aerobe
/ (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
[ âr′ōb′ ]
An organism, such as a bacterium, requiring oxygen to live.
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Scientific definitions for aerobe
[ âr′ōb′ ]
An organism, such as a bacterium, that can or must live in the presence of oxygen. Compare anaerobe.
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