Medical Dictionary


adj an·aer·o·bic
\ˌan-ə-ˈrō-bik; ˌan-ˌa(-ə)r-ˈō-, -ˌe(-ə)r-\

Medical Definition of ANAEROBIC

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>
:  relating to or induced by anaerobes
an·aer·o·bi·cal·ly \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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