aerobic aer·o·bic (â-rō'bĭk)
Living or occurring only in the presence of oxygen, as certain microorganisms.
Of or relating to aerobes.
Relating to or used in aerobics.
Occurring in the presence of oxygen or requiring oxygen to live. In aerobic respiration, which is the process used by the cells of most organisms, the production of energy from glucose metabolism requires the presence of oxygen. Compare anaerobic.