an organism, especially a bacterium, that does not require air or free oxygen to live (opposed to ).
noun (pl) -obes, -obia (-ˈəʊbɪə)
an organism that does not require oxygen for respiration Compare aerobe
anaerobe an·aer·obe (ān’ə-rōb’, ān-âr’ōb’)
An organism that can live in the absence of atmospheric oxygen.
An organism, such as a bacterium, that can or must live in the absence of oxygen. Compare aerobe.
(of an organism or tissue) living in the absence of air or free oxygen. pertaining to or caused by the absence of oxygen. Contemporary Examples The farm plans to utilize an anaerobic digester to gather waste such as left-over plant roots to generate power. Vertical Indoor Farms Are Growing in the U.S. Miranda Green May […]
- Anaerobic digestion
noun the conversion of biodegradable waste matter into compost in the absence of oxygen Contemporary Examples In the fall of 2010, it bought an anaerobic digestion project then under construction in London, Ontario. Will Food Waste Power Your Home? The Daily Beast June 15, 2014
(of an organism or tissue) living in the absence of air or free oxygen. pertaining to or caused by the absence of oxygen. Historical Examples For any particular experiment prepare a smear culture on agar and incubate at 37° C. for 24 hours anaerobically. The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre adjective (of […]
- Anaerobic respiration
noun in biology, a form of incomplete intracellular breakdown of sugar or other organic compounds in the absence of oxygen that releases energy; cellular respiration in the absence of oxygen Examples Anaerobic respiration occurs in some yeasts and bacteria and in muscle when exercise is strenuous and there is not enough oxygen. Usage Note science […]