Nitrosomonas

noun

Ni·​tro·​som·​o·​nas ˌnī-(ˌ)trō-ˈsä-mə-nəs How to pronounce Nitrosomonas (audio)
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: a genus of spherical to rod-shaped, chemoautotrophic bacteria (family Nitrosomonadaceae) that are found in soil and water and obtain energy for growth by oxidizing ammonia to nitrites

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from nitrosus + -o- + -monas

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“Nitrosomonas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nitrosomonas. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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