Nitrobacter

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noun Ni·tro·bac·ter \ˈnī-(ˌ)trō-ˌbak-tər\

Definition of Nitrobacter

  1. 1 :  a genus of rod- or pear-shaped nitrifying bacteria (family Bradyrhizobiaceae) occurring in soil, securing energy for growth by oxidizing nitrites to nitrates, and growing poorly on organic media

  2. 2 nitrobacter plural nitrobacters :  any bacterium of the genus Nitrobacter

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Origin and Etymology of nitrobacter

New Latin, from nitr- + -bacter


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