nitrous bacteria


plural noun

nitrobacteria that convert ammonia derivatives into nitrites by oxidation.

Nearby words

  1. nitrosyl,
  2. nitrosylsulfuric,
  3. nitrosylsulfuric acid,
  4. nitrous,
  5. nitrous acid,
  6. nitrous ether,
  7. nitrous oxide,
  8. nitroxanthic acid,
  9. nitryl,
  10. nits-and-lice

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British Dictionary definitions for nitrous bacteria

nitrous bacteria

pl n

bacteria that convert ammonia to nitrites in the soilSee also nitrobacteria
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