Aerobe
Aerobe Aer"*obe, n. [See {aerobies}.] an organism such as a microorganism that requires oxygen for life or growth. [PJC]

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  • aerobe — [er′ōb΄] n. [< AERO + Gr bios, life] a microorganism that can live and grow only where free oxygen is present …   English World dictionary

  • aerobe — noun Etymology: French aérobie, from aéro aer + bie (from Greek bion, from bios life) more at quick Date: 1886 an organism (as a bacterium) that lives only in the presence of oxygen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aerobe — См. aerobiont …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aerobe — (a er ōb) An organism that grows in the presence of atmospheric oxygen …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • aerobe — /air ohb/, n. an organism, esp. a bacterium, that requires air or free oxygen for life (opposed to anaerobe). [1875 80; AER + (MICR)OBE] * * * ▪ microbiology       an organism able to live and reproduce only in the presence of free oxygen (e.g.,… …   Universalium

  • aerobe — noun Any organism (but especially a bacterium) that can tolerate the presence of oxygen, or that needs oxygen to survive …   Wiktionary

  • aerobe — 1. An organism that can live and grow in the presence of oxygen. 2. An organism that can use oxygen as a final electron acceptor in a respiratory chain. [aero + G. bios, life] obligate a. an …   Medical dictionary

  • aerobe — n. microorganism that can only survive in the presence of oxygen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aerobe — [ ɛ:rəʊb] noun Biology any organism that can grow in the presence of free oxygen. Origin C19: coined in Fr. from Gk aēr + bios life …   English new terms dictionary

  • aerobe — aer·obe …   English syllables

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