HyperDic: nitrobacterium

English > 1 sense of the word nitrobacterium:
NOUNanimalnitrobacteriumany of the bacteria in the soil that take part in the nitrogen cycle
English > nitrobacterium: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of the bacteria in the soil that take part in the nitrogen cycle; they oxidize ammonium compounds into nitrites or oxidize nitrites into nitrates.
Narrowernitrate bacterium, nitric bacteriumAny of the nitrobacteria that oxidize nitrites into nitrates
nitrite bacterium, nitrous bacteriumAny of the nitrobacteria that oxidize ammonia into nitrites
Broaderbacteria, bacterium(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission

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