nitrobacteria

nitrobacteria

[nahy-troh-bak-teer-ee-uh]
plural noun, singular nitrobacterium [nahy-troh-bak-teer-ee-uhm] .
certain bacteria in the soil involved in nitrifying processes.

Origin:
1890–95; nitro- + bacteria

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nitrobacteria (ˌnaɪtrəʊbækˈtɪərɪə)
 
pl n , sing -terium
soil bacteria of the order Pseudomonadales that are involved in nitrification, including species of Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter

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