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

First Known Use of azotobacter

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for azotobacter

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

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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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