Definition of aerophilic in English:

aerophilic

adjective

Microbiology
  • 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.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Journal of Hygiene. From aero- + -philic. Compare earlier microaerophilic.

Pronunciation:

aerophilic

/ˌɛːrə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪk/