Meaning of aerophilous in English:

aerophilous

Pronunciation /ɛːˈrɒfɪləs/

adjective

  • 1Microbiology
    rare Aerobic; aerophilic.

  • 2Ecology
    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.