without-or with a restricted supply of-air. Process that occurs in the absence of oxygen.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionaryanaerobic (adjective)
a) living, active, occurring, or existing in the absence of free oxygen - anaerobic respiration anaerobic bacteria
b) of, relating to, or being activity in which the body incurs an oxygen debt - anaerobic exercise
relating to or induced by - anaerobes
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Anaerobic means "living in the absence of air", as opposed to aerobic which means "living in the presence of air." Anaerobic may also refer to:
- Anaerobic adhesive, a bonding agent that does not cure in the presence of air
- Anaerobic clarigester, an anaerobic digester that treats dilute biodegradable feedstocks and allows different retention times for solids and liquids
- Anaerobic contact process, an anaerobic digester with a set of reactors in series
- Anaerobic digestion, the use of anaerobic bacteria to break down waste, with biogas as a valuable byproduct
- Hypoxia (environmental) (anaerobic environment), an environment with little or no available oxygen
- Anaerobic exercise, exercise intense enough to cause lactate to form, used in non-endurance sports
- Anaerobic filter, an anaerobic digester with a tank containing a filter medium where anaerobic microbes can establish themselves
- Anaerobic lagoon, used to dispose of animal waste, particularly that of cows and pigs
- Anaerobic organism, any organism whose redox metabolism does not depend on free oxygen
- Anaerobic respiration, respiration in the absence of oxygen, using some other molecule as the final electron acceptor
- Anammox, anaerobic ammonium oxidation, a globally important microbial process of the nitrogen cycle
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