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aerobe

[air-ohb] /ˈɛər oʊb/
noun
1.
an organism, especially a bacterium, that requires air or free oxygen for life (opposed to anaerobe).
Origin of aerobe
1875-1880
1875-80; aer- + (micr)obe
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British Dictionary definitions for aerobe

aerobe

/ˈɛərəʊb/
noun (pl) -obes, -obia (-ˈəʊbɪə)
1.
an organism that requires oxygen for respiration Compare anaerobe
Word Origin
C19: from aero- + Greek bios life. Compare microbe
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aerobe in Medicine

aerobe aer·obe (âr'ōb')
n.
An organism, such as a bacterium, requiring oxygen to live.

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aerobe in Science
aerobe
  (âr'ōb')   
An organism, such as a bacterium, that can or must live in the presence of oxygen. Compare anaerobe.
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