One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Designating or relating to aerobic microorganisms, specifically those exhibiting optimal growth at an oxygen concentration equal to or greater than that of the air (approximately 20%). In later use also: = aerophilous.
1920s; earliest use found in Journal of Hygiene. From aero- + -philic. Compare earlier microaerophilic.
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