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aerobic

adjective aer·o·bic \ˌer-ˈō-bik\

of exercise : strengthening the heart and lungs by making them work hard for several minutes or more

: using oxygen

Full Definition of AEROBIC

1
:  living, active, or occurring only in the presence of oxygen <aerobic respiration>
2
:  of, relating to, or induced by aerobes
3
a :  involving, utilizing, or increasing oxygen consumption for metabolic processes in the body <stationary bicycles used for aerobic conditioning>
b :  relating to, resulting from, or used in aerobics
aer·o·bi·cal·ly \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of AEROBIC

  1. aerobic exercises like running and swimming
  2. aerobic organisms such as bacteria

First Known Use of AEROBIC

1884

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate
Medical Dictionary

aerobic

adjective aer·o·bic \ˌa(-ə)r-ˈō-bik, ˌe(-ə)r-\

Medical Definition of AEROBIC

1
:  living, active, or occurring only in the presence of oxygen <aerobic respiration>
2
:  of, relating to, or induced by aerobes
3
a :  of, relating to, or being activity which increases the body's demand for oxygen thereby resulting in a marked temporary increase in respiration and heart rate <aerobic exercise> b :  relating to, resulting from, or used in aerobics or aerobic activity <aerobic shoes>
aer·o·bi·cal·ly \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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