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Meaning of ANAEROBIC

Pronunciation:  `aneh'rowbik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  living or active in the absence of free oxygen; "anaerobic bacteria"
  2. [adj]  not aerobic; "isometric exercises are anaerobic"

ANAEROBIC is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: anaerobiotic
 Antonyms: aerobic, aerophilic, aerophilous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An*a`["e]*rob"ic\, a. (Biol.)
    Relating to, or like, ana["e]robies; ana["e]robiotic.
  2. \An*a`["e]*rob"ic\, a. [Pref. an-not + a["e]robic.]
    Not requiring air or oxygen for life; -- applied especially
    to those microbes to which free oxygen is unnecessary;
    ana["e]robiotic; -- opposed to {a["e]robic}.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Able to live without oxygen, as certain bacteria; or, a type of exercise in which short, vigorous bursts of activity requiring little additional oxygen are performed. Opposite of AEROBIC.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Relating to a process that occurs with little or no oxygen present.