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

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


(ˈɛərəʊb) or


n, pl -obes or -obia (-ˈəʊbɪə)
(Microbiology) an organism that requires oxygen for respiration. Compare anaerobe
[C19: from aero- + Greek bios life. Compare microbe]


(ˈɛər oʊb)

an organism, esp. a bacterium, that requires air or free oxygen to sustain life.
[1875–80; aer- + (micr) obe]
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Noun1.aerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that requires air or free oxygen for lifeaerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that requires air or free oxygen for life
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently


n. aerobio, organismo que requiere oxígeno para vivir.
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Inside the hall there are ten heaps in which the biological aerobe process takes place.
Group A beta hemolytic streptococcus (GABHS) was recovered from 22/41 (54%) specimens and was second only to viridans streptococcus as the most commonly isolated aerobe.
Seven food products were examined for aerobe microorganisms, enterobacteriaceae, enterococci, fecal coliforms, Salmonella, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, coagulase-positive staphylococci, yeast, and mold.
From the meninges, brain, spleen, and blood a spore-bearing aerobe was grown in pure culture.
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Acinetobacter is a class of gram-negative aerobe that is ubiquitous in soil and water and is also found as normal flora in healthy individuals.
tuberculosis is small, an obligate aerobe and act as causative agent of chronic infectious disease tuberculosis that is resposible for the death of countless millions of people; it was first described by Robert Koch in 1882.
Fatty acid peaks were identified by the MIS system, and compared with the Sherlock TSBA aerobe library version 4.
For the expansion of our existing lab-scale gas fermentation capacity in the outfitting of a new gas fermentation lab to enable the SBRC work on facultative aerobe gas fermenting microorganisms, we require three new twin vessel bioreactors systems.
What was found was that rats treated with metronidazole had increased growth of Enterobacteriaceae, an alcohol dehydrogenase-containing aerobe, which could be the cause of the higher intracolonic acetaldehyde levels.
The unidentified gram-negative bacillus was an oxidase-positive strict aerobe.