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Relating to an anaerobe; living without dioxygen.
1. lacking molecular oxygen.
2. growing, living, or occurring in the absence of molecular oxygen; pertaining to an anaerobe.
1. Living or occurring in the absence of free oxygen: anaerobic bacteria.
2. Of or relating to anaerobes.
pertaining to the absence of air or oxygen.
(1) Referring to an anaerobe.
(2) Lacking (adequate) O2.
an·aer·o·bic, anaerobiotic (an'ār-ō'bik, ār-ō-bī-ot'ik)
Relating to an anaerobe; living without oxygen.
anaerobicLiving and being capable of reproducing in the absence of free oxygen. Only certain very simple organisms, such as some bacteria, are capable of anaerobic existence.
Referring to an organism that can live in the absence of air or oxygen. About two-thirds of animal bites are found to contain anaerobic disease-producing organisms.
Ability to sustain life in an atmosphere devoid of oxygen. See aerobic.
the absence of air.
anaerobic effluent treatment
is usually conducted in deep ponds where air does not penetrate. A fully contained system is also available.
exercise at high work intensity during which the needs of muscle metabolism for oxygen exceeds the capacity of the circulation to supply it and an oxygen debt is incurred.
one caused by aerobic organisms.