anaerobe

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a microorganism which lives without oxygen, e.g. the tetanus bacillus or blue-green algae.

Food

  • A microorganism which will grow and reproduce in the absence of air. Facultative anaerobes will grow with or without air. Strict (i.e. non-facultative) anaerobes are poisoned by the oxygen in the air.
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