Definition of aerophile in English:

aerophile

adjective

Microbiology

noun

Microbiology
  • An aerobe; specifically one that exhibits optimal growth at an oxygen concentration equal to or greater than that of the air (approximately 20%).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. From aero- + -phile.

Pronunciation:

aerophile

/ˈɛːrə(ʊ)fʌɪl/