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"nitrifying bacteria" in British English

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nitrifying bacterianoun [ plural ]

/ˌnaɪ.trɪ.faɪ.ɪŋ bækˈtɪə.ri.ə/ us /ˌnaɪ.trə.faɪ.ɪŋ bækˈtɪr.i.ə/ specialized

bacteria in the ground that change the nitrogen in dead plants into a form that growing plants can use for food

(Definition of “nitrifying bacteria” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nitrifying bacteria" in American English

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nitrifying bacterianoun [ pl ]

us /ˈnɑɪ·trəˌfɑɪ·ɪŋ bækˈtɪər·i·ə/

bacteria in the dirt on the surface of the earth that change the nitrogen (= gas) in dead plants into a form that growing plants can use for food

(Definition of “nitrifying bacteria” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)