Nitrosomonas

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noun Ni·tro·som·o·nas \ˌnī-(ˌ)trō-ˈsä-mə-nəs, -ˌnas\

Definition of Nitrosomonas

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of nitrosomonas

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


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