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azotobacter

[uh-zoh-tuh-bak-ter, ey-zoh-] /əˈzoʊ təˌbæk tər, eɪˈzoʊ-/
noun
1.
any of several rod-shaped or spherical soil bacteria of the genus Azotobacter, important as nitrogen fixers.
Origin of azotobacter
1901
From New Latin, dating back to 1901; See origin at azote, -o-, -bacter
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azotobacter

/əˈzəʊtəʊˌbæktə/
noun
1.
any bacterium of the family Azotobacteriaceae, important in nitrogen fixation in the soil
Word Origin
New Latin; see azote, bacteria
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