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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: aerobe 'creature that needs air to live' (19-21 centuries), from French aérobie, from aéro- 'aero-' + -bie (from Greek bios 'life')

aerobic

adjective
     
ae‧ro‧bic
1 technicalH using oxygen [≠ anaerobic]
2

aerobic exercise

DSO a type of exercise intended to strengthen the heart and lungs:
running, swimming, and other forms of aerobic exercise
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