Aerobic means oxygen is needed to:
- Work properly
For example, bacteria that need oxygen to grow are called aerobic bacteria.
Aerobic is the opposite of anaerobic.
The word anaerobic indicates "without oxygen. " The term has many uses in medicine. Anaerobic bacteria are germs that can survive and grow where ther...Read Article Now Book Mark Article
Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Aerobic. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerobic. Accessed October 21, 2018.
Review Date: 10/8/2018
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.