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Anaerobe

Definition
noun, plural: anaerobes
An anaerobic organism that does not require oxygen for growth and metabolism (e.g. anaerobic respiration).
Supplement
Word origin: an– from Greek, “not, without,” + Greek āero-, from āēr, air
Also called: anaerobic organism.

Compare: aerobe.


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