[ an-uh-roh-bik, an-ai- ]
/ ˌæn əˈroʊ bɪk, ˌæn ɛə- /
(of an organism or tissue) living in the absence of air or free oxygen.
pertaining to or caused by the absence of oxygen.
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OTHER WORDS FROM anaerobican·aer·o·bi·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby anaerobic
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Example sentences from the Web for anaerobically
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
British Dictionary definitions for anaerobically
/ (ˌænɛəˈrəʊbɪk) /
(of an organism or process) requiring the absence of or not dependent on the presence of oxygen
of or relating to anaerobes
Derived forms of anaerobicanaerobically, adverb
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Medical definitions for anaerobically
[ ăn′ə-rō′bĭk, -â-rō′bĭk ]
Relating to or being an anaerobe.
Living without oxygen.
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Scientific definitions for anaerobically
[ ăn′ə-rō′bĭk ]
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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Cultural definitions for anaerobically
[ (an-uh-roh-bik, an-air-oh-bik) ]
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