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Meaning of azotobacter

a•zo•to•bac•ter

Pronunciation: (u-zō'tu-bak"tur, ā-zō'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several rod-shaped or spherical soil bacteria of the genus Azotobacter, important as nitrogen fixers.
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