nitrobacterium love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various soil bacteria that take part in the nitrogen cycle, oxidizing ammonium compounds into nitrites or nitrites into nitrates.

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  • n. Any if the several species of bacteria in the soil that take part in the nitrogen cycle, oxidizing ammonium, and organic nitrogen compounds to the more soluble nitrite and nitrate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of the bacteria in the soil that take part in the nitrogen cycle; they oxidize ammonium compounds into nitrites or oxidize nitrites into nitrates

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