Meaning of aerophilic in English:

aerophilic

Pronunciation /ˌɛːrə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪk/

adjective

Microbiology
  • 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 .

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Journal of Hygiene. From aero- + -philic. Compare earlier microaerophilic.