Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Living or occurring in the absence of free oxygen.
  • adjective Of or relating to anaerobes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or having the characters of anaërobia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Biol.) Not requiring air or oxygen for life; -- applied especially to those microbes to which free oxygen is unnecessary; anaërobiotic; -- opposed to aërobic.
  • adjective (Biol.) Relating to, or like, anaërobies; anaërobiotic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Without oxygen; especially of an environment or organism.
  • adjective Of, or relating to an anaerobe

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not aerobic
  • adjective living or active in the absence of free oxygen

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French anaérobie.

Examples

  • The term anaerobic threshold is a bit dated, though unfortunately many people still use this term.

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  • The dangers can be great: bacteria that can lead to botulism and listeriosis can grow in anaerobic environments like vacuum-sealed bags and cans, but in bags there is no visual trace — no dented can — or telltale rotting or putrid smell.

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  • The dangers can be great: bacteria that can lead to botulism and listeriosis can grow in anaerobic environments like vacuum-sealed bags and cans, but in bags there is no visual trace — no dented can — or telltale rotting or putrid smell.

    Out of the Frying Pan

  • One pathway allows organisms to convert food to energy without oxygen, which is termed anaerobic respiration.

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  • Additionally, hydrogen can be produced directly from waste materials using bacteria a process called anaerobic digestion and can capture the emissions-free fuel from products that would otherwise wind up in a landfill.

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  • Yes indeed it can – the process is well established and is known as anaerobic digestion plant pictured and they could provide not only a useful source of energy but also a useful residue which can be used as a peat substitute for gardens and horticulture, reducing pressure on this non-renewable resource.

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  • The idea is, we are told, that the waste can be treated in plant called anaerobic digesters to produce methane.

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  • Other efforts focus on converting agricultural wastes like manure or cheese whey into renewable natural gas using bacteria and a process called anaerobic digestion.

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  • Department of Energy, pulling methane gas from waste uses a process called anaerobic digestion or methane recovery.

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  • Department of Energy, pulling methane gas from waste uses a process called anaerobic digestion or methane recovery.

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