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[nahy-truh-juh n-fik-sing] /ˈnaɪ trə dʒənˌfɪk sɪŋ/
involved in or aiding the process of nitrogen fixation.
Origin of nitrogen-fixing
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • nitrogen-fixing bacteria also add to the stores of nitrogen compounds.

    The Enclosures in England Harriett Bradley
  • 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.

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich
  • To do their work well the nitrogen-fixing germs and the nitrifying germs require certain conditions.

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich
  • This they do not of their own power but through the aid of very minute plants called bacteria or nitrogen-fixing germs.

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich

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