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aerobic

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

Medical Definition of aerobic

  1. 1:  living, active, or occurring only in the presence of oxygen <aerobic respiration>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or induced by aerobes <aerobic fermentation>

  3. 3a:  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:  of or relating to the body's ability to consume oxygen during exercise <aerobic capacity>c:  relating to, resulting from, or used in aerobics or aerobic activity <aerobic shoes>

aerobically \-bi-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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