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anaerobic

an·aer·o·bic

anaerobic

 
pronunciation:
ae n ro bihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to live or act in the absence of free oxygen.
anaerobic bacteria in flooded soil
definition 2: relating to or caused by a complete lack of oxygen.
anaerobic fermentation of wine
derivation: anaerobically (adv.)
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The word anaerobic contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.