Aerobe meaning

ârōb
An organism, such as a bacterium, requiring free oxygen to live.
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A microorganism that can live and grow only where free oxygen is present.
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An organism, such as a bacterium, requiring free oxygen to live.
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An organism, such as a bacterium, that can or must live in the presence of oxygen.
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(biology) Any organism (but especially a bacterium) that can tolerate the presence of oxygen, or that needs oxygen to survive.
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Origin of aerobe

  • French aérobie Greek āēr air aero– Greek bios life gwei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition