azotobacter

azotobacter

[uh-zoh-tuh-bak-ter, ey-zoh-]
noun
any of several rod-shaped or spherical soil bacteria of the genus Azotobacter, important as nitrogen fixers.

Origin:
1901; < Neo-Latin; see azote, -o-, -bacter

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azotobacter (əˈzəʊtəʊˌbæktə)
 
n
any bacterium of the family Azotobacteriaceae, important in nitrogen fixation in the soil
 
[New Latin; see azote, bacteria]

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