Definition of Aerophilic

1. Adjective. Depending on free oxygen or air. "Aerobic fermentation"

Exact synonyms: Aerobic, Aerophilous
Similar to: Aerobiotic, Oxidative
Antonyms: Anaerobic



Medical Definition of Aerophilic

1. 1. Having molecular oxygen present. 2. Growing, living or occurring in the presence of molecular oxygen. Bacteria that require oxygen to survive (aerobic bacteria). The used of aerobic microbes to break down raw sewage (aerobic waste treatment). 3. Requiring oxygen for respiration. (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aerophilic

aeronomies
aeronomist
aeronomists
aeronomy
aeropalynology
aeropathy
aeropause
aeropauses
aerophagia
aerophagy
aerophare
aerophares
aerophilatelic
aerophilately
aerophile
aerophilic (current term)
aerophilous
aerophobe
aerophobes
aerophobia
aerophoby
aerophone
aerophones
aerophore
aerophores
aerophysics
aerophyte
aerophytes
aeropiesotherapy
aeroplane

Literary usage of Aerophilic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pathogenic microorganisms by William Hallock Park (1920)
"It has not been minutely enough studied to differentiate it from B. xerosis. Micro-aerophilic "Diphtheroids. ..."

2. Guide for Conducting Treatability Studies Under CERCLA: Biodegradation by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Please note, however, that some processes may be micro-aerophilic and will not work under strict anaerobic conditions. A number of papers are available ..."

3. Microbiology: A Text-book of Micro├Ârganisms, General and Applied by Charles E. Marshall (1921)
"... during the whole period of exclusively breast feeding the stools contain enormous numbers of the Gram-positive micro-aerophilic B. bifidus of Tissier, ..."

4. The Journal of Medical Research by American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists (1901)
"... make possible their exclusion from known groups of pathogens, and their placing in a large group of more or less closely related aerophilic organisms. ..."

5. Veterinary Bacteriology: A Treatise on the Bacteria, Yeasts, Molds, and by Robert Earle Buchanan (1911)
"Gelatin stab cultures develop only below the surface of the medium, showing the micro-aerophilic or semi-anaerobic growth characters of the organism. ..."

6. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1893)
"In the case of the aerophilic species of favus, developing aerial spores, we scrape with a platinum wire and then take up small particles, scarcely visible ..."

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