nitrification

noun ni·tri·fi·ca·tion \ 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

1798


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nitrification

noun ni·tri·fi·ca·tion \ ˌnī-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

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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