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nitrogen-fixing bacterianoun [plural]

/ˌnaɪ.trə.dʒənˌfɪk.sɪŋ bækˈtɪə.ri.ə/  us /ˌnaɪ.trə.dʒənˌfɪk.sɪŋ bækˈtɪr.i.ə/
bacteria that can ​absorb nitrogen from the ​air and ​change it into a ​form that ​plants can use for ​food
(Definition of nitrogen-fixing bacteria from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nitrogen-fixing bacterianoun [pl]

 /ˈnɑɪ·trə·dʒən ˌfɪk·sɪŋ bækˈtɪər·i·ə/
biology bacteria that can ​absorbnitrogen from the ​air and ​change it into a ​form that ​plants can use for ​food
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