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(1) Of, pertaining to, having, or requiring the presence of air or free oxygen.

(2) (biology) Requiring air or oxygen for life or survival, used especially to refer to aerobic bacteria.

(3) (physiology) Pertaining to respiration occurring in the presence of oxygen, as aerobic respiration.


Word origin: Greek aero- "air" + bios "life".
Related forms: aerobically (adverb), aerobe (noun)

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... And growing very different organisms would eventually make the ones that have faster growth outcompete the ones with slow growth. Given that aerobic organisms *generally* have faster growth rates because ATP production is greater from respiration than from fermentation, aerobic organisms ...

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Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:44 pm
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