ammonification

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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

ammonify

play \-ˌfī\ verb

First Known Use of ammonification

1883


Medical Dictionary

ammonification

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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

ammonify

play \-ˌfī\ verb -fied; -fying

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