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

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