Definition of Nitrobacter in US English:

Nitrobacter

noun

  • A genus of Gram-negative bacteria (family Nitrobacteraceae), whose members are found in soil and water and have the ability to oxidize nitrites to nitrates; (also nitrobacter) a bacterium of this genus.

Origin

Early 20th century. From scientific Latin Nitrobacter, genus name from nitro- + bacter- (in bacterium).

Pronunciation

Nitrobacter

/ˈnʌɪtrəʊˌbaktə/