azotobacter

noun azo·to·bac·ter \ 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 and Etymology of azotobacter

New Latin, genus name, from International Scientific Vocabulary azote + New Latin bacterium


Medical Dictionary

azotobacter

noun azo·to·bac·ter \ ā-ˈzōt-ə-ˌbak-tər \

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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