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Any of various rod-shaped, aerobic, nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Azotobacter, typically found in soil and water.

[French azote, nitrogen; see azo- + bacter(ia).]
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(Microbiology) any bacterium of the family Azotobacteriaceae, important in nitrogen fixation in the soil
[New Latin; see azote, bacteria]
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(əˈzoʊ təˌbæk tər, eɪˈzoʊ-)

any of several rod-shaped or spherical soil bacteria of the genus Azotobacter, important as nitrogen fixers.
[< New Latin (1901); see azote, -o-, bacterium]
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