- 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.
Origin of rhizobium
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The technical name of these bacteria is Rhizobium leguminosarum.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
- 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
C20: from rhizo- + Greek bios life