Difference between revisions of "Anoxic"

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[[Water]] that is lacking in [[oxygen]].
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'''Definition'''
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''adjective''
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Lacking [[oxygen]]; without [[oxygen]]; not oxygenated.
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The term ''anoxic'' is used to describe a [[condition]] or an [[environment]] that lacks [[oxygen]], as ''anoxic water'' which is devoid of [[oxygen]], and ''anoxic event'', which is when the [[ocean]]s become completely depleted of [[oxygen]] below the [[surface]] levels. According to geologic record, anoxic events happened in the past and may have caused mass extinctions.
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''Compare:'' [[hypoxic]], [[anoxic]], [[hyperoxic]].
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<br>''See also:'' [[anaerobic]].

Latest revision as of 23:49, 28 December 2008

Definition

adjective

Lacking oxygen; without oxygen; not oxygenated.


Supplement

The term anoxic is used to describe a condition or an environment that lacks oxygen, as anoxic water which is devoid of oxygen, and anoxic event, which is when the oceans become completely depleted of oxygen below the surface levels. According to geologic record, anoxic events happened in the past and may have caused mass extinctions.


Compare: hypoxic, anoxic, hyperoxic.
See also: anaerobic.