ammonification

noun
am·​mo·​ni·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ə-ˌmä-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce ammonification (audio) , -ˌmō-nə- \

Definition of ammonification

1 : the act or process of ammoniating
2 : decomposition with production of ammonia or ammonium compounds especially by the action of bacteria on nitrogenous organic matter

Other Words from ammonification

ammonify \ ə-​ˈmä-​nə-​ˌfī How to pronounce ammonify (audio) , -​ˈmō-​nə-​ \ verb

First Known Use of ammonification

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ammonification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammonification. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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ammonification

noun
am·​mo·​ni·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ə-ˌmän-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce ammonification (audio) , -ˌmō-nə- How to pronounce ammonification (audio) \

Medical Definition of ammonification

1 : the act or process of ammoniating
2 : decomposition with production of ammonia or ammonium compounds especially by the action of bacteria on nitrogenous organic matter

Other Words from ammonification

ammonify \ -​ˌfī How to pronounce ammonify (audio) \ verb ammonified; ammonifying

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