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aerobe

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noun aer·obe \ˈer-ˌōb\

Definition of aerobe

  1. :  an organism (as a bacterium) that lives only in the presence of oxygen



Origin of aerobe

French aérobie, from aéro- aer- + -bie (from Greek -bion, from bios life) — more at quick


First Known Use: 1886


Medical Dictionary

aerobe

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noun aer·obe \ˈa(-ə)r-ˌōb, ˈe(-ə)r-\

Medical Definition of aerobe

  1. :  an organism (as a bacterium) that lives only in the presence of oxygen




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "aerobe" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "aerobe"


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