Anaerobic respiration

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.
Usage:  science's 21st Century Lexicon
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