nitrifying bacteria

plural noun

Definition of nitrifying bacteria

: bacteria of a family (Nitrobacteraceae) comprising gram-negative bacteria commonly found in the soil and obtaining energy through the process of nitrification

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Nitrifying bacteria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrifying%20bacteria. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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