|a.||1.||(Biol.) Not requiring air or oxygen for life; - applied especially to those microbes to which free oxygen is unnecessary; anaërobiotic; - opposed to |
|2.||(Biol.) Relating to, or like, anaërobies; anaërobiotic.|
|Adj.||1.||anaerobic - living or active in the absence of free oxygen; "anaerobic bacteria"|
|2.||anaerobic - not aerobic; "isometric exercises are anaerobic"|
aerobic - based on or using the principles of aerobics; enhancing respiratory and circulatory efficiency; "aerobic dance"; "running is very aerobic"