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rhi•zo•bi•um



Pronunciation: (rī-zō'bē-um), [key]
n.,
pl. -bi•aPronunciation: (-bē-u). [key]
Bacteriol.
any of several rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Rhizobium, found as symbiotic nitrogen fixers in nodules on the roots of the bean, clover, etc.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

rhizo-rhizocarpous
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