aerobiosis

[ air-oh-bahy-oh-sis ]
/ ˌɛər oʊ baɪˈoʊ sɪs /

noun Biology.

life in an environment containing oxygen or air.

Origin of aerobiosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1895–1900; see origin at aero-, -biosis

Related forms

aer·o·bi·ot·ic [air-oh-bahy-ot-ik] /ˌɛər oʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk/, adjectiveaer·o·bi·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for aerobiosis

aerobiosis

/ (ˌɛərəʊbaɪˈəʊsɪs) /

noun

life in the presence of oxygen

Derived Forms

aerobiotic (ˌɛərəʊbaɪˈɒtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for aerobiosis

aerobiosis

[ âr′ō-bī-ōsĭs ]

n.

Life sustained by an organism in the presence of air or oxygen.
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