Definition of anaerobe in English:

anaerobe

noun

Biology
  • An organism that grows without air, or requires oxygen-free conditions to live.

    • ‘Foot infections in diabetic patients are commonly polymicrobial and may involve aerobes and anaerobes.’
    • ‘Major and limb-threatening infections usually are polymicrobial and may involve aerobic gram positive cocci, gram negative bacilli, anaerobes, and enterococci.’
    • ‘The most recently released agents have significant antimicrobial activity against gram-positive streptococci, atypical pathogens and anaerobes.’
    • ‘Organisms that preferentially attack the fallopian tubes include Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis and mixed aerobes and anaerobes.’
    • ‘Other normal inhabitants of the birth canal - staph, strep, diphtheroids, anaerobes, E. coli and Listeria - are other pathogens that may cause neonatal pneumonia.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from an- + aerobe.

Pronunciation:

anaerobe

/ˈanəˌrōb/