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nitrobacteria

[nahy-troh-bak-teer-ee-uh] /ˌnaɪ troʊ bækˈtɪər i ə/
plural noun, singular nitrobacterium
[nahy-troh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌnaɪ troʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/ (Show IPA)
1.
certain bacteria in the soil involved in nitrifying processes.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; nitro- + bacteria
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British Dictionary definitions for nitrobacterium

nitrobacteria

/ˌnaɪtrəʊbækˈtɪərɪə/
plural noun (sing) -terium (-ˈtɪərɪəm)
1.
soil bacteria of the order Pseudomonadales that are involved in nitrification, including species of Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter
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