anaerobic


an·aer·o·bic

adj
\ˌan-ə-ˈrō-bik; ˌan-ˌa(-ə)r-ˈō-, -ˌe(-ə)r-\

Definition of ANAEROBIC

1
a : living, active, or occurring in the absence of free oxygen <during heavy exercise anaerobic respiration occurs, pyruvic acid acts as a hydrogen acceptor, and lactic acid builds up in the tissues> b : of, relating to, or being activity in which the body incurs an oxygen debt <anaerobic sports> <an anaerobic workout>
2
: relating to or induced by anaerobes
an·aer·o·bi·cal·ly \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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