from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several nitrobacteria that convert ammonia to nitrites by oxidation. Also called nitrous bacterium.
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- n. any of the nitrobacteria that oxidize ammonia into nitrites
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