ammonification

noun
am·mo·ni·fi·ca·tion | \ ə-ˌmä-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən , -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 \-ˌfī \ verb

First Known Use of ammonification

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ammonification

noun
am·mo·ni·fi·ca·tion | \ ə-ˌmän-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən , -ˌmō-nə- \

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 \ verb -fied; -fying

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