(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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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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