follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

anaerobic respiration

noun

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

Examples

Anaerobic respiration occurs in some yeasts and bacteria and in muscle when exercise is strenuous and there is not enough oxygen.

Usage Note

science

Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source
anaerobic respiration in Medicine

anaerobic respiration n.
Respiration in which molecular oxygen is not consumed.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for anaerobic

0
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for anaerobic respiration