azotobacter


azo·to·bac·ter

noun \ā-ˈzō-tə-ˌbak-tər\

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

azo·to·bac·ter

noun \ā-ˈzōt-ə-ˌbak-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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