1. The absence of molecular oxygen.
  2. Growing in the absence of molecular oxygen, such as anaerobic bacteria.
  3. Occurring in the absence of oxygen, such as a biochemical process.

An*a`ë*rob"ic (&?;), a. (Biol.)

Relating to, or like, anaërobies; anaërobiotic.


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An*a`ë*rob"ic (?), a. [Pref. an- not + aërobic.] (Biol.)

Not requiring air or oxygen for life; -- applied especially to those microbes to which free oxygen is unnecessary; anaërobiotic; -- opposed to aërobic.


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