Meaning of methanotroph in English:

methanotroph

Pronunciation /mɪˈθanə(ʊ)trəʊf/ /ˈmɛθənəˌtrəʊf/

noun

Microbiology
  • Any of a group of aerobic bacteria capable of utilizing methane as a carbon and energy source.

Origin

1970s. From methane + -o- + -troph, after methanotrophic.