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Definition of "anaerobic" []

  • Without oxygen; especially of an environment or organism. (adjective)
  • Of, or relating to an anaerobe (adjective)

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Use "anaerobic" in a sentence
  • "The term anaerobic threshold is a bit dated, though unfortunately many people still use this term."
  • "The dangers can be great: bacteria that can lead to botulism and listeriosis can grow in anaerobic environments like vacuum-sealed bags and cans, but in bags there is no visual trace — no dented can — or telltale rotting or putrid smell."
  • "One pathway allows organisms to convert food to energy without oxygen, which is termed anaerobic respiration."