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- an organism requiring free oxygen for living; contrast with anaerobe
Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
- A microorganism that grows in the presence of oxygen.
- An organism that lives in the presence of free oxygen. The oxygen is usually used in the cell's metabolism. See also: aerobic
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms
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