Skip to Content


Pronunciation: mi'kro-ar'o-fil, -fil


  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. aer, air, + philos, fond]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.