nitrous bacteria

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

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nitrobacteria that convert ammonia derivatives into nitrites by oxidation.

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nitrous bacteria plural noun
A type of nitrobacteria (qv)
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Main Entry:nitre

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nitrous bacteria,
nitrobacteria that convert ammonia to nitrites; nitrite bacteria.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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