- 1Relating to, involving, or requiring an absence of free oxygen: anaerobic bacteriaMore example sentences
- They found the samples contained anaerobic bacteria that grew on sugars and proteins in total absence of oxygen.
- Sugar availability is one of the elements required to support anaerobic metabolism.
- River water begins to putrefy when lack of oxygen promotes the growth of anaerobic bacteria, which produce the tell-tale smell of stale water.
- 1.1Relating to or denoting exercise that does not improve or is not intended to improve the efficiency of the body’s cardiovascular system in absorbing and transporting oxygen.More example sentences
- Some experts say that after six to eight weeks of regular anaerobic exercise, a short hiatus is required to promote growth.
- Rest for at least 24 hours after heavy anaerobic exercise such as weight-lifting or circuit training and try to alternate the type of exercise you do.
- I suggest a regimen of daily vitamins and anaerobic exercises, Mort.
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- For instance, the very best sprinters don't need much aerobic capacity because they rely on a preponderance of fast-twitch muscle fibers, which contract quickly and anaerobically, meaning they don't require oxygen to burn fuel.
- Bacteria can also degrade components of crude oil, even anaerobically, and under certain conditions they produce methane, a valuable natural gas, in a processes analogous to the physical ‘cracking’ of hydrocarbons.
- When hay from the wild-type and stay-green L. perenne phenotypes was incubated anaerobically at 39°C, rates of protein loss were rapid and did not differ.
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