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an·aer·obe

 (ăn′ə-rōb′, ăn-âr′ōb′)
n.
An organism, such as a bacterium, that can live in the absence of free oxygen.

anaerobe

(æˈnɛərəʊb; ˈænərəʊb) or

anaerobium

n, pl -obes or -obia (-ˈəʊbɪə)
(Biology) an organism that does not require oxygen for respiration. Compare aerobe

an•aer•obe

(ˈæn əˌroʊb, ænˈɛər oʊb)

n.
an organism, esp. a bacterium, that does not require air or free oxygen to live (opposed to aerobe).
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anaerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to liveanaerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
obligate anaerobe - an organism that cannot grow in the presence of oxygen
Translations

anaerobe

[ænˈɛərəʊb] anaerobium aenɛəˈrəʊbɪəm] n (anaerobia (pl)) [ˌænɛəˈrəʊbɪə]anaerobio

an·aer·obe

n. anaerobio, microorganismo que se multiplica en ausencia de aire u oxígeno.
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Too many anaerobes can cause bacterial vaginosis, although health care professionals are not certain why the anaerobe bacteria overgrow and cause this infection.
Characterization of the primary starch utilization operon in the obligate anaerobe Bacteroides fragilis: regulation by carbon source and oxygen.
Total sebum lipids (2- 4 mg/ml), sonicated into bacterial culture medium, caused 4- to 5-fold log reduction in growth of gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus salivarius and the anaerobe Fusobacterium nucleatum, but was ineffective against most gram-negative bacteria.
Nine modifications from a published recipe of Facultative Anaerobe Media, known to grow oral pathogens, were used.
botulinum is an obligate anaerobe, it remains unclear if a particular concentration of oxygen is capable of preventing toxigenesis.
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.
A culture of the biopsy specimen grew Actinomyces odontolyticus, a gram-positive anaerobe.
Lab M, producers of microbiological culture media, have added Differential Reinforced Clostridial Medium ISO (DRCM) to their highly respected anaerobe range.
In these last two posters the combination, together with metronidazole, is shown to have potent anti-anaerobe activity against most clinical anaerobe species, making it potentially useful in the treatment of mixed infections.
Eighteen articles give an overview of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and its work in antimicrobial susceptibility tests, then focus on antimicrobial classification, disk difference tests and gradient methodologies, macro- and micro-dilution methods, automated systems, agar dilution tests, systematic data collection and analysis, anaerobe antimicrobial testing, antifungal susceptibility testing of yeasts and filamentous fungi, testing of mycobacteria, synergy testing, time-kill curves, population analysis, serum bactericidal testing, bioassay methods, molecular methods for bacteria strain typing, pharmacy and microbiology, interactions between clinicians and the microbiology library, and the development of new antimicrobial agents.
Stereoscopic examination of anaerobic organisms is most useful in this level of visual recognition and the authors appear to have chosen this magnification as the opening image for viewing all anaerobe isolates.
One patient had an anaerobe isolated from both bone and blood cultures.