Definition of Aerobic

1. Adjective. Depending on free oxygen or air. "Aerobic fermentation"

Exact synonyms: Aerophilic, Aerophilous
Similar to: Aerobiotic, Oxidative
Antonyms: Anaerobic



2. Adjective. Based on or using the principles of aerobics; enhancing respiratory and circulatory efficiency. "Running is very aerobic"
Derivative terms: Aerobics
Antonyms: Anaerobic

Definition of Aerobic

1. Adjective. Living or occurring only in the presence of oxygen e.g. aerobic bacteria. ¹

2. Adjective. Involving or improving oxygen consumption by the body e.g. aerobic exercise. ¹

3. Adjective. Of, or relating to aerobics. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aerobic

1. aerobe [adj] - See also: aerobe

Medical Definition of Aerobic

1. 1. Having molecular oxygen present. 2. Growing, living or occurring in the presence of molecular oxygen. Bacteria that require oxygen to survive (aerobic bacteria). The used of aerobic microbes to break down raw sewage (aerobic waste treatment). 3. Requiring oxygen for respiration. (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aerobic

aeroallergens
aeroallergic
aeroatelectasis
aerobactin
aerobactin synthetase
aeroballistics
aerobat
aerobatic
aerobatics
aerobats
aerobe
aerobeacon
aerobeacons
aerobes
aerobia
aerobic (current term)
aerobic exercise
aerobic respiration
aerobic waste treatment
aerobically
aerobicize
aerobicized
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aerobics
aerobies
aerobiologic
aerobiological
aerobiologically
aerobiologies

Literary usage of Aerobic

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1. The Physiology of Plants: A Treatise Upon the Metabolism and Sources of by Wilhelm Pfeffer (1900)
"Even in the absence of oxygen aerobic plants continue to respire for a short time, ... Intramolecular respiration does not suffice in an aerobic plant to ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1887)
"The lactic organism of Pasteur, usually aerobic, will develope and grow in suitable solutions during or after alcoholic fermentation induced by ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"Thus spore formation and non-spore formation by 1 and 2 in the hundreds place; aerobic-facultative anaerobic and anaerobic by 1 and 2 in the tens place, ..."

4. Sewage Disposal by George W. Fuller (1912)
"MINIMIZING OF ODORS THROUGH aerobic DECOMPOSITION From the standpoint of preventing objectionable odoriferous products of decomposition, there is no lesson ..."

5. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1922)
"SURVIVAL OF THE VIRUS IN aerobic AND ANaerobic CULTURE MEDIA. ... The medium to be tested, under aerobic and anaerobic conditions, was inoculated with the ..."

6. The Common Bacterial Infections of the Digestive Tract and the Intoxications by Christian Archibald Herter (1907)
"Intimately intermingled with these factors of food and secretory activity is the influence of aerobic and anaerobic conditions in the digestive tract upon ..."

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