nitrosobacterium

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noun ni·tro·so·bac·te·ri·um \nī-¦trō-(ˌ)sō-bak-¦tir-ē-əm\

Definition of nitrosobacterium

plural

nitrosobacteria

\nī-¦trō-(ˌ)sō-bak-¦tir-ē-ə\ play
  1. :  : a nitrifying bacterium that oxidizes ammonia to nitrites

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Origin and Etymology of nitrosobacterium

New Latin, from nitrosus nitrous + -o- + bacteria


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