An*a`ër*o"bi*a (?), An*a"ër*obes (?) , n. pl. [NL. anaerobia; an-not + aëro- + Gr.&?; life.] (Bacteriol.)

Anaërobic bacteria. They are called facultative anaërobia when able to live either in the presence or absence of free oxygen; obligate, or obligatory, anaërobia when they thrive only in its absence.


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