Nitrobacterium Definition

nītrō-băk-tîrē-əm
nitrobacteria
noun
A nitrifying bacterium.
American Heritage Medicine

Any of the several genera of bacteria in soil that take part in the nitrogen cycle, oxidizing ammonium and organic nitrogen compounds to the more soluble nitrite and nitrate.

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Other Word Forms of Nitrobacterium

Noun

Singular:
nitrobacterium
Plural:
nitrobacteria

Origin of Nitrobacterium

  • Nitrobacter +"Ž -ium

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