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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.]
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(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]
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(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
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n. aerobio, organismo que requiere oxígeno para vivir.
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