from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An organism, such as a bacterium, requiring oxygen to live. Also called aerobium.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any organism (but especially a bacterium) that can tolerate the presence of oxygen, or that needs oxygen to survive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an organism such as a microorganism that requires oxygen for life or growth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the aërobia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an organism (especially a bacterium) that requires air or free oxygen for life
French aérobie : Greek āēr, air; see aero- + Greek bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)