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- adj. Describing something, normally a plant or microbe, able to convert inorganic nitrogen into a form usable in the biosphere.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fixing and accumulating the free nitrogen of the air: said of plants whose roots serve as hosts to microbes which perform this function. The microbes operate by means of tubercles formed through their agency on the roots. See nitrifier and nodule.
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- adj. contributing to the process of nitrogen fixation
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