nitrogen-fixing love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Describing something, normally a plant or microbe, able to convert inorganic nitrogen into a form usable in the biosphere.

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

  • adjective contributing to the process of nitrogen fixation


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