nitrobacteria
nitrobacteria itrobacteria n. Soil bacteria that convert nitrites to nitrates.

Syn: nitric bacteria. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • nitrobacteria — [nī΄trō bak tir′ē ə] pl.n. sing. nitrobacterium [nī΄trō bak tir′əm] [ModL: see NITRO & BACTERIA] bacteria in the soil that oxidize ammonia compounds into nitrites, or nitrites into nitrates: see NITRIC BACTERIA, NITROUS BACTERIA …   English World dictionary

  • nitrobacteria — nitrobakterijos statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Nitritinės ir nitratinės bakterijos, oksiduojančios nitritus ir nitratus. atitikmenys: angl. nitrifying bacteria; nitrobacteria vok. Nitrobakterien, f rus. нитробактерии …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • nitrobacteria — /nuy troh bak tear ee euh/, n.pl., sing. nitrobacterium / tear ee euhm/. certain bacteria in the soil involved in nitrifying processes. [1890 95; NITRO + BACTERIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • nitrobacteria — ni·tro·bac·te·ria (ni″tro bak teґre ə) plural of nitrobacterium …   Medical dictionary

  • nitrobacteria — ni·tro·bacteria …   English syllables

  • nitrobacteria — /ˌnaɪtroʊbækˈtɪəriə/ (say .nuytrohbak tearreeuh) plural noun (singular nitrobacterium) certain bacteria of the soil, concerned in oxidation of ammonia to nitrite and nitrate. Also, nitric bacteria …   Australian 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

  • nitrous bacteria — nitrobacteria that convert ammonia derivatives into nitrites by oxidation. * * * …   Universalium

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

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

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