azotobacter

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noun azo·to·bac·ter \ā-ˈzō-tə-ˌbak-tər\

Definition of azotobacter

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1910


Medical Dictionary

azotobacter

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

Medical Definition of azotobacter

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of large rod-shaped or spherical bacteria occurring in soil and sewage and fixing atmospheric nitrogen

  2. 2:  any bacterium of the genus Azotobacter


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