nitrosobacterium

noun
ni·​tro·​so·​bac·​te·​ri·​um | \ nī-¦trō-(ˌ)sō-bak-¦tir-ē-əm How to pronounce nitrosobacterium (audio) \
plural nitrosobacteria\ nī-​¦trō-​(ˌ)sō-​bak-​¦tir-​ē-​ə How to pronounce nitrosobacterium (audio) \

Definition of nitrosobacterium

: a nitrifying bacterium that oxidizes ammonia to nitrites

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History and Etymology for nitrosobacterium

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

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“Nitrosobacterium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrosobacterium. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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