Examples from the Web for anaerobic
In the fall of 2010, it bought an anaerobic digestion project then under construction in London, Ontario.
In anaerobic digesters, organic material is mixed on a huge pot with massive quantities of tiny bacteria.
The farm plans to utilize an anaerobic digester to gather waste such as left-over plant roots to generate power.
What had been coiled taut in anaerobic tension in Rage and Yoga has unstacked and stretched out in the sun here.Geoff Dyer Takes on Andrei Tarkovsky’s Film ‘Stalker’ in ‘Zona’|Chris Wallace|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The butyric acid bacteria are anaerobic, and thus can grow in butter and cheese away from the air.Outlines of dairy bacteriology|H. L. Russell
The functions of the anaerobic organisms may be, on the contrary, regarded as largely preparatory in their nature.Manures and the principles of manuring|Charles Morton Aikman
In anaerobic respiration, CO2 is given off, but no oxygen absorbed.The Nature of Animal Light|E. Newton Harvey
The second compartment is inhabited by anaerobic bacteria, or forms of microscopic life that work practically without air.Farm Mechanics|Herbert A. Shearer
Anaerobic species usually require little oxygen, but aerobic species a free supply.
British Dictionary definitions for anaerobic
Word Origin and History for anaerobic
"capable of living without oxygen," 1879 (as anaerobian; modern form first attested 1884), from French anaérobie, coined 1863 by French bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), from Greek an- "without" (see an- (1)) + aer "air" (see air (n.1)) + bios "life" (see bio-).