|Main Entry:||anaerobic respiration|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||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|
|Example:||Anaerobic respiration occurs in some yeasts and bacteria and in muscle when exercise is strenuous and there is not enough oxygen.|
anaerobic respiration n.
Respiration in which molecular oxygen is not consumed.