Definition of aerophilous in English:

aerophilous

adjective

  • 1Microbiology
    rare Microbiology. Aerobic; aerophilic. rare.

  • 2Ecology
    Ecology. Especially of diatoms and other algae: tolerating or requiring an environment that is exposed to air; living on land (as opposed to in water); subaerial.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Year-book Treatment 1884. From aero- + -philous.

Pronunciation:

aerophilous

/ɛːˈrɒfɪləs/