microaerophil

[ mī′krō-ârə-fĭl′ ]

n.

An aerobic bacterium that survives in environments having a lower concentration of oxygen than is present in air.

adj.

Of, relating to, or behaving like such an organism.

Nearby words

  1. micro-organism,
  2. micro-scooter,
  3. micro-time,
  4. microabscess,
  5. microadenoma,
  6. microaerophile,
  7. microaggression,
  8. microammeter,
  9. microampere,
  10. microanalysis

Related formsmi′cro•aer′o•philic (-fĭlĭk) adj.


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