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aerobe Line breaks: aer¦obe
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːrəʊb/

Definition of aerobe in English:

noun

A microorganism which grows in the presence of air or requires oxygen for growth.
Example sentences
  • These bacteria are all facultative aerobes, meaning that they are oxygen tolerant.
  • Antibiotics must cover both aerobes and anaerobes.
  • Foot infections in diabetic patients are commonly polymicrobial and may involve aerobes and anaerobes.

Origin

Late 19th century: coined in French from Greek aēr + bios 'life'.

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