Definition of Nitrous bacterium

1. Noun. Any of the nitrobacteria that oxidize ammonia into nitrites.

Exact synonyms: Nitrite Bacterium
Generic synonyms: Nitrobacterium



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitrous Bacterium

nitrosylated
nitrosylates
nitrosylating
nitrosylation
nitrosylations
nitrosylic
nitrosyls
nitrotoluene
nitrotoluenes
nitrotyrosine
nitrourea
nitrous
nitrous acid
nitrous air
nitrous bacteria
nitrous bacterium (current term)
nitrous oxide
nitrovin
nitrox
nitroxanthic acid
nitroxide
nitroxides
nitroxinil
nitroxoline
nitroxy
nitroxyl
nitroxylene
nitroxylenes
nitroxyls
nitrum

Literary usage of Nitrous bacterium

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1. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1893)
"... the green plant manufactures carbohydrates from carbonic acid and water by a consumption of solar energy as follows : — The nitrous bacterium oxidises ..."

2. Transactions by Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1899)
"Two forms of Bacteria are concerned in this operation, the first known as the nitrous bacterium, the second as the nitric bacterium. It may be that, ..."

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