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Definition of the adjective aerophilic

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  1. depending on free oxygen or air

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

Diatoms canalso grow assubaerial forms (aerophilic) on damp rock faces, terrestrial soils,or evenonthe leaves of plants growing in damp environments. These includespecies suchasHantzschia amphioxys, Diadesmisspp.,some Pinnularia ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

aerophilic[ār′′o-fil'ik] requiring air for proper growth. aerophilous[ār-of' -lus] aerophilic. aeroplethysmograph [ār′′o-pl -thiz'mo-graf] an apparatus forgraphically recording respiratoryvolumes. aerosinusitis [ār′′o- si′′n ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

AEROPHILIC Adj. (Greek, aer = air + philos = to love + -ic = of nature of.) Describing an attraction to or frequent association with air currents.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Inland Waters (2009)

The samples contained aerophilic greenalgae like Chlorococcum, Stichococcus, Pleurococcus, Hormidium, andsome Cyanoprokaryotes.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

or inhalation (aerophilic species). PM contamination may occur through AM wounds and PM artifacts and during the entire sequence of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

A hydrophobic mineral is also aerophilic, which has a high affinity for gas or air. This is illustrated in Fig. 3.'7' In contrast, a hydrophilic mineral has a high affinity for water. Because most of the minerals present in the ore are hydrophilic in ...

Google previewDorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (2011)

by Dorland

aerophilic. an aerophilic organism. requiring air for proper growth; aerobic. aero•pho•bia (a ̄r-o-fo0be-e) [aero- + -phobia] irrational fear of drafts or fresh ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

microaerophilic (mi"krö-ar'ö-fil" ík) [micro- + aerophilic] Of certain bacteria, growing at low concentrations of ...

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