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 […]
- Aerobic respiration
noun a type of respiration in which oxygen is taken in and carbon dioxide and water are produced; also, the use of oxygen in the breakdown of foodstuffs to create energy Historical Examples In aerobic respiration, oxygen is absorbed and CO2 given off. The Nature of Animal Light E. Newton Harvey aerobic respiration n. Respiration […]