an organism, especially a bacterium, that requires air or free oxygen for life (opposed to ).
noun (pl) -obes, -obia (-ˈəʊbɪə)
an organism that requires oxygen for respiration Compare anaerobe
aerobe aer·obe (âr’ōb’)
An organism, such as a bacterium, requiring oxygen to live.
An organism, such as a bacterium, that can or must live in the presence of oxygen. Compare anaerobe.
a U.S. two-stage, liquid-propellant sounding rocket developed in the 1940s that carried scientific instruments and occasionally biological specimens into the upper stratosphere. Historical Examples Actually, we used a modified Aerobee, a rocket of proven dependability. The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
- Aerobic dancing
a system of exercises combining aerobics with dance steps and usually done to music.
Also called aerobic exercises. (used with a plural verb) any of various sustained exercises, as jogging, rowing, swimming, or cycling, that stimulate and strengthen the heart and lungs, thereby improving the body’s utilization of oxygen. (used with a singular verb) a physical fitness program based on such exercises: Aerobics is a good way to get […]