basic nitrogen

noun

Definition of basic nitrogen

: nitrogen present in the form of a base specifically : nitrogen or the proportion of the total nitrogen present in protein or its products of hydrolysis in predominantly basic radicals (as in arginine, histidine, and lysine) as distinguished from nitrogen in radicals whose basicity is modified by adjacent acidic radicals

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“Basic nitrogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basic%20nitrogen. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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