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an·aer·o·bic

(an'ār-ō'bik),
Relating to an anaerobe; living without dioxygen.

anaerobic

(ăn′ə-rō′bĭk, -âr-ō′-)
adj.
1. Living or occurring in the absence of free oxygen: anaerobic bacteria.
2. Of or relating to anaerobes.

an′aer·o′bi·cal·ly adv.

anaerobic

adjective
(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.

anaerobic

Living 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.

Anaerobic

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.

Anaerobic 

Ability to sustain life in an atmosphere devoid of oxygen. See aerobic.