[ rahy-zoh-bee-uhm ]
/ raɪˈzoʊ bi əm /
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noun, plural rhi·zo·bi·a [rahy-zoh-bee-uh]. /raɪˈzoʊ bi ə/. Bacteriology.
any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Rhizobium, found as symbiotic nitrogen fixers in nodules on the roots of the bean, clover, etc.
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The technical name of these bacteria is Rhizobium leguminosarum.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
British Dictionary definitions for rhizobium
/ (raɪˈzəʊbɪəm) /
noun plural -bia (-bɪə)
any rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Rhizobium, typically occurring in the root nodules of leguminous plants and able to fix atmospheric nitrogenSee also nitrogen fixation
Word Origin for rhizobium
C20: from rhizo- + Greek bios life
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