anaerobe

anaerobe
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1884 an anaerobic organism

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  • anaerobe — [an′ər ōb΄, an er′ōb΄] n. [< ModL anaerobium: see AN 1 & AEROBE] a microorganism that can live and grow where there is no free oxygen: it may not be able to grow if any oxygen is present …   English World dictionary

  • anaerobe — A microorganism that can live and grow in the absence of oxygen. [G. an priv. + aer, air, + bios, life] facultative a. an a. that either grows in the presence of air or under conditions of reduced oxygen tension. obligate a. an a. that will grow… …   Medical dictionary

  • anaerobe — n. any organism, especially a microbe, that is able to live and grow in the absence of free oxygen. A facultative anaerobe is a microorganism that grows best in the presence of oxygen but is capable of some growth in its absence. An obligate… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • anaerobe — anaerobas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Organizmas, gyvenantis be deguonies. atitikmenys: angl. anaerobe rus. анаэроб …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • anaerobe — (an a er ōb) An organism that grows in the absence of free oxygen …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • anaerobe — /an euh rohb , an air ohb/, n. an organism, esp. a bacterium, that does not require air or free oxygen to live (opposed to aerobe). [1875 80; AN 1 + AEROBE] * * * …   Universalium

  • anaerobe — noun An anaerobic organism; one that does not require oxygen to sustain its metabolic processes …   Wiktionary

  • anaerobe — Synonyms and related words: adenovirus, aerobe, aerobic bacteria, amoeba, anaerobic bacteria, bacillus, bacteria, bacterium, bug, coccus, disease producing microorganism, echovirus, enterovirus, filterable virus, fungus, germ, gram negative… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • anaerobe — n. bacteria that does not require air or oxygen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anaerobe — [ anərəʊb, ə nɛ:rəʊb] noun Biology any organism that can grow in the absence of free oxygen …   English new terms dictionary

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