nitrification


ni·tri·fi·ca·tion

noun \ˌnī-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of NITRIFICATION

:  the oxidation (as by bacteria) of ammonium salts to nitrites and the further oxidation of nitrites to nitrates

First Known Use of NITRIFICATION

1827

ni·tri·fi·ca·tion

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

Medical Definition of NITRIFICATION

: the oxidation (as by bacteria) of ammonium salts to nitrites and the further oxidation of nitrites to nitrates

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: nitrifier
Previous Word in the Dictionary: nitrifiable
All Words Near: nitrification

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up nitrification? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).