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Medical Term:

microaerophil

Pronunciation: mī′krō-ār′ō-fil, -fīl

Definition:

  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.

Synonym(s): microaerophilic, microaerophilous

[micro- + G. aēr, air, + philos, fond]

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