Definition of azotobacter
: any of a genus (Azotobacter) of large rod-shaped or spherical bacteria occurring in soil and sewage and fixing atmospheric nitrogen
Origin of azotobacter
New Latin, genus name, from International Scientific Vocabulary azote + New Latin bacterium
First Known Use: 1910
Medical Definition of azotobacter
1 capitalized : a genus of large rod-shaped or spherical bacteria occurring in soil and sewage and fixing atmospheric nitrogen
2: any bacterium of the genus Azotobacter
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