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azotobacter

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

noun

  1. any of several rod-shaped or spherical soil bacteria of the genus Azotobacter, important as nitrogen fixers.


azotobacter

/ əˈzəʊtəʊˌbæktə /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of azotobacter1

From New Latin, dating back to 1901; azote, -o-, -bacter

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Word History and Origins

Origin of azotobacter1

New Latin; see azote , bacteria

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Example Sentences

The close symbiosis between Azotobacter and similar nitrogen-absorbing bacteria and many species of alg in sea water at least.

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