microaerophilmedical dictionary

1. An aerobic bacterium that requires oxygen, but less than is present in the air, and grows best under modified atmospheric conditions.

2. Relating to such an organism.

Synonyms: microaerophilic, microaerophilous.

Origin: micro-+ G. Aer, air, + philos, fond

(05 Mar 2000)

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