denitrification


de·ni·tri·fi·ca·tion

noun \(ˌ)dē-ˌnī-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of DENITRIFICATION

:  the loss or removal of nitrogen or nitrogen compounds; specifically :  reduction of nitrates or nitrites commonly by bacteria (as in soil) that usually results in the escape of nitrogen into the air
de·ni·tri·fi·er \-ˈnī-trə-ˌfī-ər\ noun
de·ni·tri·fy \-ˈnī-trə-ˌfī\ transitive verb

First Known Use of DENITRIFICATION

1883

de·ni·tri·fi·ca·tion

noun \(ˌ)dē-ˌnī-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DENITRIFICATION

: the loss or removal of nitrogen or nitrogen compounds; specifically : reduction of nitrates or nitrites commonly by bacteria (as in soil) that usually results in the escape of nitrogen into the air
de·ni·tri·fy \(ˈ)dē-ˈnī-trə-ˌfī\ transitive verb, de·ni·tri·fied de·ni·tri·fy·ing

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