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Aerobic respiration


a type of respiration in which oxygen is taken in and carbon dioxide and water are produced; also, the use of oxygen in the breakdown of foodstuffs to create energy
Historical Examples

In aerobic respiration, oxygen is absorbed and CO2 given off.
The Nature of Animal Light E. Newton Harvey

aerobic respiration n.
Respiration in which molecular oxygen is consumed and carbon dioxide and water are produced.


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