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nitrobacteria

[ nahy-troh-bak-teer-ee-uh ]
/ 藢na瑟 tro蕣 b忙k藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹 /
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plural noun, singular ni路tro路bac路te路ri路um [nahy-troh-bak-teer-ee-uhm]. /藢na瑟 tro蕣 b忙k藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹m/.
certain bacteria in the soil involved in nitrifying processes.
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Origin of nitrobacteria

First recorded in 1890鈥95; nitro- + bacteria
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British Dictionary definitions for nitrobacteria

nitrobacteria
/ (藢na瑟tr蓹蕣b忙k藞t瑟蓹r瑟蓹) /

pl n singular -terium (-藞t瑟蓹r瑟蓹m)
soil bacteria of the order Pseudomonadales that are involved in nitrification, including species of Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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