nitrosobacteria

nitrosobacteria
noun
soil bacteria that oxidize ammonia to nitrites
Syn: ↑nitrous bacteria
Hypernyms: ↑eubacteria, ↑eubacterium, ↑true bacteria
Member Holonyms: ↑Nitrosomonas, ↑genus Nitrosomonas

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\\ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+\ noun plural
Etymology: New Latin, from nitrosus nitrous + -o- + bacteria
: the nitrobacteria that oxidize ammonia to nitrites : nitrous bacteria

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  • nitrosobacteria — ni·tro·so·bacteria …   English syllables

  • eubacteria — noun a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella • Syn: ↑eubacterium, ↑true bacteria • Hypernyms: ↑bacteria, ↑bacterium, ↑moneran, ↑moneron • Hyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • eubacterium — noun a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella • Syn: ↑eubacteria, ↑true bacteria • Hypernyms: ↑bacteria, ↑bacterium, ↑moneran, ↑moneron • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Nitrosomonas — noun ellipsoidal soil bacteria • Syn: ↑Nitrosomonas • Hypernyms: ↑bacteria genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Nitrobacteriaceae, ↑family Nitrobacteriaceae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nitrobacteria — noun soil bacteria that convert nitrites to nitrates • Syn: ↑nitric bacteria • Hypernyms: ↑eubacteria, ↑eubacterium, ↑true bacteria • Member Holonyms: ↑Nitrobacter, ↑genus Ni …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nitrosomonas — noun ellipsoidal soil bacteria • Syn: ↑genus Nitrosomonas • Hypernyms: ↑bacteria genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Nitrobacteriaceae, ↑family Nitrobacteriaceae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nitrous bacteria — noun soil bacteria that oxidize ammonia to nitrites • Syn: ↑nitrosobacteria • Hypernyms: ↑eubacteria, ↑eubacterium, ↑true bacteria • Member Holonyms: ↑Nitrosomonas, ↑genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • nitrous bacterium — noun any of the nitrobacteria that oxidize ammonia into nitrites • Syn: ↑nitrite bacterium • Hypernyms: ↑nitrobacterium * * * noun : a bacterium that oxidizes ammonia to nitrites : one of the nitrosobacteria …   Useful english dictionary

  • true bacteria — noun a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella • Syn: ↑eubacteria, ↑eubacterium • Hypernyms: ↑bacteria, ↑bacterium, ↑moneran, ↑moneron • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

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