Meaning of AZOTOBACTER in English

AZOTOBACTER

n.

Pronunciation: ā - ' z ō -t ə - ˌ bak-t ə r

Function: noun

Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from International Scientific Vocabulary azote + New Latin bacterium

Date: 1910

: any of a genus ( Azotobacter ) of large rod-shaped or spherical bacteria occurring in soil and sewage and fixing atmospheric nitrogen

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