obligate anaerobes
Anaerobia An*a`["e]r*o"bi*a, Anaerobes An"aer*obes, Anaerobes An*a"["e]r*obes, n. pl. [NL. anaerobia; an-not + a["e]ro- + Gr.? life.] (Bacteriol.) Ana["e]robic bacteria. They are called {facultative ana["e]robes} when able to live either in the presence or absence of free oxygen; {obligate ana["e]robes}, or {obligatory ana["e]robes}, when they thrive only in its absence. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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