Azotobacter definition

ā-zōtə-băktər
Any of various rod-shaped, aerobic, nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Azotobacter, typically found in soil and water.
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Any of a genus (Azotobacter) of large, rod-shaped, nitrogen-fixing bacteria found in certain soils.
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Any of various rod-shaped, aerobic, nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Azotobacter, typically found in soil and water.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Pseudomonadaceae — nitrogen-binding bacteria.
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Origin of azotobacter

  • French azote nitrogen azo– bacter(ia)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from French azote (“nitrogen”) + Ancient Greek βακτηρία (bacteria, “rod, staff”)

    From Wiktionary