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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.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.