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Aerobic

Aerobic means oxygen is needed to:

  • Survive
  • Grow
  • Work properly

For example, bacteria that need oxygen to grow are called aerobic bacteria.

Aerobic is the opposite of anaerobic.

References

Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Aerobic. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerobic. Accessed October 21, 2018.

  • Aerobic organisms

    Aerobic organisms - illustration

    Aerobic processed and organisms require oxygen.

    Aerobic organisms

    illustration

    • Aerobic organisms

      Aerobic organisms - illustration

      Aerobic processed and organisms require oxygen.

      Aerobic organisms

      illustration

    Tests for Aerobic

     

     

    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.

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