Nitrobacterium meaning

nītrō-băk-tîrē-əm
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A nitrifying bacterium.
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A nitrifying bacterium.
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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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Origin of nitrobacterium

  • Nitrobacter +"Ž -ium

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