Aerobe

Definition

noun, plural: aerobes

An aerobic organism, i.e. an organism that requires oxygen for growth and oxygen based metabolism (e.g. aerobic respiration).


Supplement

Word origin: French aérobie : Greek āēr, air + Greek bios, life.

Also called: aerobic organism.
Compare: anaerobe.

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