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  • adjective biology Able to survive in the presence of air (specifically oxygen)

Etymologies

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From aero- +‎ tolerant

Examples

  • The disease is caused by a common bacterium, Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, a gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, bile soluble aerotolerant anaerobe, which can attack different parts of the body.

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  • The ability to survive in the presence of oxygen.

    May 2, 2010