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Nitrogen-fixing bacteria

The bacteria on the roots of leguminous vegetables, or the micro-organisms found in soil, which convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogen compounds that can be used by plants.


The point on a stem from which a leaf or leaves arise.


A dry fruit, with one seed enclosed in a hard shell (endocarp). Nuts are indehiscent.


The larval form of certain insects, such as the grasshopper.

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