denitrifying bacteria

noun plural

Medical Definition of denitrifying bacteria

: various bacteria (as Thiobacillus denitrificans and Paracoccus denitrificans) that bring about denitrification used especially of forms that reduce nitrates to nitrites or nitrites to nitrogen gas (as many common putrefactive organisms of manure and soil)

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“Denitrifying bacteria.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/denitrifying%20bacteria. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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