Definition of Anaerobic

1. Adjective. Living or active in the absence of free oxygen. "Anaerobic bacteria"

Exact synonyms: Anaerobiotic
Antonyms: Aerobic
Derivative terms: Anaerobe

2. Adjective. Not aerobic. "Isometric exercises are anaerobic"
Antonyms: Aerobic

Definition of Anaerobic

1. Adjective. Without oxygen; especially of an environment or organism. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, or relating to an anaerobe ¹

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Definition of Anaerobic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Anaerobic

1. 1. Lacking molecular oxygen. 2. Growing, living or occurring in the absence of molecular oxygen, pertaining to an anaerobe. (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anaerobic

anaemia gravis
anaemia neonatorum
anaemia of chronic disease
anaemic anoxia
anaemic halo
anaemic hypoxia
anaemic infarct
anaemic murmur
anaerobic (current term)
anaerobic bacteria
anaerobic digester
anaerobic digestion
anaerobic exercise
anaerobic respiration
anaerobic threshold

Literary usage of Anaerobic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. 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 ..."

2. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1914)
"Hence blood-cultures were made by different anaerobic methods in a series of 24 ... The other part was made into anaerobic plates according to the method ..."

3. Guide for Conducting Treatability Studies Under CERCLA: Biodegradation by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"However, anaerobic biological processes can be applied to either in situ or ex situ technologies. The application of nutrients and moisture and the control ..."

4. A Textbook of Bacteriology: A Practical Treatise for Students and by Hans Zinsser, Frederick Fuller Russell (1922)
"It is now generally considered that in all probability most of the early descriptions of anaerobic bacilli cannot be relied upon, because of the extreme ..."

5. 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, ..."

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