adjective Metabolism Referring to processes that occur in the presence of O2.
Microbiology Referring to growth in the presence of molecular O2, as in aerobic bacteria and aerobic waste treatment.
Physiology Referring to the requirement of O2 for respiration.
Sports medicine Referring to exercise in which energy is supplied by O2 and is required for sustained periods of generally 20minutes or more with a generally high pulse rate at approximately 80% of one’s maximal rate. Cf Anaerobic

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