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- n. Life sustained by an organism in the presence of air or oxygen.
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- n. Any form of life that is sustained by the presence of air (or oxygen)
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- n. life sustained in the presence of air or oxygen
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This biological reaction occurs in nature either under complete anaerobiosis or full aerobiosis, in mesophilic (20 to 45 C) or thermophilic (above 45C) conditions (14).
Thorell B (1959) Fluorescence measurements of mitochondrial pyridine nucleotide in aerobiosis and anaerobiosis.