Definition of Nitrous bacterium
1. Noun. Any of the nitrobacteria that oxidize ammonia into nitrites.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitrous Bacterium
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, ..."