aerobic respiration

Main Entry:  aerobic respiration
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  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
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aerobic respiration n.
Respiration in which molecular oxygen is consumed and carbon dioxide and water are produced.

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