aerobe


aer·obe

noun \ˈer-ˌōb\

Definition of AEROBE

:  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

aer·obe

noun \ˈa(-ə)r-ˌōb, ˈe(-ə)r-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AEROBE

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

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