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requiring air for proper growth.
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1. Living in air.
2. Relating to an aerobe.
Synonym(s): aerophilic, aerophilous
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, aerophilous (ar?o-fil'ik) (-of'i-lus) [ aero- + Gr. philein, to love]
Requiring oxygen for growth and reproduction. Synonym: aerobic
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