anaerobe(redirected from obligate anaerobes)
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An organism, such as a bacterium, that can live in the absence of free oxygen.
anaerobe(æˈnɛərəʊb; ˈænərəʊb) or
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)
an organism, esp. a bacterium, that does not require air or free oxygen to live (opposed to aerobe).
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|Noun||1.||anaerobe - 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