nitrous bacteria


plural noun

nitrobacteria that convert ammonia derivatives into nitrites by oxidation.

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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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