- involved in or aiding the process of nitrogen fixation.
Origin of nitrogen-fixing
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Nitrogen-fixing bacteria also add to the stores of nitrogen compounds.The Enclosures in England
Such plants as are hosts for the nitrogen-fixing bacteria are planted early in the season.A Civic Biology
George William Hunter
The soil must be well ventilated to supply nitrogen for the nitrogen-fixing germs and oxygen for the nitrifying germs.
To do their work well the nitrogen-fixing germs and the nitrifying germs require certain conditions.
This they do not of their own power but through the aid of very minute plants called bacteria or nitrogen-fixing germs.