Definition of microaerophilous in English:

microaerophilous

Pronunciation /ˌmʌɪkrəʊɛːˈrɒfɪləs/

adjective

rare Microbiology
  • Requiring or having less oxygen than that of the atmosphere.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Jackson (1846–1927). From French microaérophile + -ous; compare -philous.