nitrifying bacteria

plural noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nitrifying bacteria was in 1925

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“Nitrifying bacteria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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