- (of an organism or tissue) living in the absence of air or free oxygen.
- pertaining to or caused by the absence of oxygen.
Origin of anaerobic
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For any particular experiment prepare a smear culture on agar and incubate at 37° C. for 24 hours anaerobically.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
- (of an organism or process) requiring the absence of or not dependent on the presence of oxygen
- of or relating to anaerobes
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Word Origin and History for anaerobically
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- Relating to or being an anaerobe.
- Living without oxygen.
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- Occurring in the absence of oxygen or not requiring oxygen to live. Anaerobic bacteria produce energy from food molecules without the presence of oxygen. Compare aerobic.
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