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an·aer·obe

 (ăn′ə-rōb′, ăn-âr′ōb′)
n.
An organism, such as a bacterium, that can live in the absence of free oxygen.

anaerobe

(æˈnɛərəʊb; ˈænərəʊb) or

anaerobium

n, pl -obes or -obia (-ˈəʊbɪə)
(Biology) an organism that does not require oxygen for respiration. Compare aerobe

an•aer•obe

(ˈæn əˌroʊb, ænˈɛər oʊb)

n.
an organism, esp. a bacterium, that does not require air or free oxygen to live (opposed to aerobe).
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anaerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to liveanaerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
obligate anaerobe - an organism that cannot grow in the presence of oxygen
Translations

anaerobe

[ænˈɛərəʊb] anaerobium aenɛəˈrəʊbɪəm] n (anaerobia (pl)) [ˌænɛəˈrəʊbɪə]anaerobio

an·aer·obe

n. anaerobio, microorganismo que se multiplica en ausencia de aire u oxígeno.
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Plaque, a build-up or biofilm of bacteria, feed on food debris and sugar, which anaerobically produce lactic acid that dissolves calcium and phosphorus in the enamel.
The subject of this contract is to supply a polymeric flocculant for drainage of anaerobically stabilized sludge weighing approximately 60,000 kilograms per year (ie about 240,000 kilograms over the duration of the public contract) and an emulsion flocculant to thicken excess activated sludge weighing approximately 15,000 kilograms per year approximately 60 000 kilograms for the duration of the public contract).
Hypoxia in muscles forces the muscle cells to produce energy anaerobically, which leads to lactic acid accumulation and cramp.
During this time, the fish are able to convert anaerobically produced lactic acid into ethanol, which then diffuses across their gills into the surrounding water and avoids a dangerous build-up of lactic acid in the body.
The increases in anaerobically digested organic wastes in the world created a greater attention to evaluate the impact of the residue on soil properties.
The experiment was carried out to investigate the effect of adding palm oil sludge in cattle diets on methane and volatile fatty acid production as well as on the microbial population of the manure when digested anaerobically.
In her lab in Toronto, working with samples from multiple hydrocarbon-contaminated sites, Edwards has been identifying, enriching, culturing and selecting the microbes that break down benzene anaerobically, converting it to methane and carbon dioxide.
Considering that knowledge of microbiological parameters is a key to making use of anaerobically fermented colostrum as food to rear calves, the present study was elaborated to evaluate the inhibitory effects of anaerobic colostrum fermentation (colostrum silage) on bacteria of importance to animal health.
Mixed into soil, it is a carbon source for soil microbes, which decompose it anaerobically.
Investigators conducted a rapid antigen detection test (RADT) of throat swabs for group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus and cultured samples for Streptococcus; samples also were cultured anaerobically and tested via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for F.