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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An organism, such as a bacterium, requiring free oxygen to live.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the aërobia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an organism such as a microorganism that requires oxygen for life or growth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biology Any organism (but especially a bacterium) that can tolerate the presence of oxygen, or that needs oxygen to survive

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an organism (especially a bacterium) that requires air or free oxygen for life

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French aérobie : Greek āēr, air; see aero– + Greek bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

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