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microaerophil

(mī′krō-ârə-fĭl′)
n.
  1. An aerobic bacterium that survives in environments having a lower concentration of oxygen than is present in air.
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adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or behaving like such an organism.
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Related formsmi′cro•aer′o•philic (-fĭlĭk) adj.
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