azotobacter

[uh-zoh-tuh-bak-ter, ey-zoh-]

Origin of azotobacter

From New Latin, dating back to 1901; see origin at azote, -o-, -bacter
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British Dictionary definitions for azotobacter

azotobacter

noun
  1. any bacterium of the family Azotobacteriaceae, important in nitrogen fixation in the soil

Word Origin for azotobacter

New Latin; see azote, bacteria
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